Robert D. Power, Ph.D.
Power Analysis, Inc.

Robert D. Power has been President of Power Analysis, Inc. since 1995. Prior to that he was a senior consultant with Norpark Research Consultants, Inc. of Toronto, a research assistant at the Survey Research Center of the University of California at Berkeley, Director of Management Information Systems with the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services, and a research officer with the Saskatchewan Department of Health. Bob was awarded his Ph.D. in Public Policy in 1990 from the University of California at Berkeley. He obtained a Master of Public Policy degree from that same institution in 1988. He also holds a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University.  

Power Analysis, Inc. offers a full range of research services to clients in the public sector. The firm has a well deserved reputation for research standards that are the highest in the industry, for a dedication to understanding the needs of the client thoroughly and to producing reports that are timely, concise, very well written and practical. The services Power Analysis, Inc. provides include:

Bob Power is a recognized authority in the field of program evaluation, with many published articles to his credit. Some of his recent work may be obtained at a web site operated by Human Resources Development Canada,

Power Analysis, Inc. is fully capable of undertaking large scale evaluation projects, which is the focus of the firm=s work. Repeat business from highly satisfied clients is common. Some of the clients for whom Power Analysis, Inc. has undertaken major projects include:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada for which Power Analysis, Inc. directed an experimental evaluation of English as a second language pilot projects. Another project involved surveys of English as a Second Language teachers, students and administrators in Ontario. This project was co-sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. The firm also conducted a needs assessment and evaluation of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Automated Reservation System

Human Resources Development Canada for which Power Analysis, Inc. directed a quasi-experimental evaluation of Employment Benefit and Support Measures in Nova Scotia. The firm also produced two evaluation tool kits for this client to assist the department and its own client agencies to do their own evaluations. Another project involved client surveys of unemployment insurance benefit recipients in Nova  Scotia

The Province of Prince Edward Island, for which the firm directed an experimental summative evaluation of the Ready to Learn program

The Province of Nova Scotia for which the firm conducted a summative evaluation of the Compass program  

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism for which Power Analysis, Inc. designed and conducted four client surveys

Ontario Management Board Secretariat for which Power Analysis, Inc. conducted two surveys. The firm also provided training workshops on obtaining client feedback

Regional Municipality of Peel for which the firm developed the evaluation framework of the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services Aworkfare program, Ontario Works

University of Toronto for which Power Analysis, Inc. conducted three surveys concerning a new computer system.

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