A day without data is like a day without sunshine!
A day without data is like a day without sunshine!
PROBE Consulting specializes in applied research and the development of web-based assessment systems. Since 1988, we have developed assessment systems that turn voluminous data into actionable information. For more than thirty-two years, we have helped our partners to statistically tell their story. WE REALLY LOVE DATA!!!
We have helped colleges and universities unlock hidden interactions in key performance indicators to improve retention and graduation rates. We have helped small businesses better understand their customers to keep them coming back. We have helped churches and other non-profit organizations evaluate their leadership, survey their congregations or clients, and engage in professional strategic planning. We have helped students across the country complete their college degrees—that devilish chapter 3. Why PROBE? Since 1988, we have been in “preparation for the future and measuring success“ business. We have the key to successful outcomes.
TechnoPsychology involves the application of technology, psychology, and the scientific method for practical purposes, specifically, the systematic study of the interaction among traits and environments (Person & Situation) to better understand how the connections differentially affect behavior in a given context. We study the personality of an organization and use TechnoPsychology to make it more efficient. The combination of WordStar and dBase 3+ on a Tandy 1000 PC was the beginning of this drive toward data-driven improvement. Continuous improvement is a verb, not a noun. TechnoPsychology involves dynamic adjustments, not a goal state.
At the root of 100% of our assessment systems is a survey. If we are collecting data for you, the vehicle for the collection is a well-designed survey. If we develop a writing center registration screen, ask students how they experienced PSY 400-01, or ask customers if they can endorse a business, somewhere in the cyberspace-background, an optimized, logic-filled survey is running the show.
Did you know that the quality of an answer is related to the quality of the question? We have been helping our partners ask quality questions since 1988. We are survey artists at work. The Greek word "techně", often translated as "art," implies mastery of any sort of craft. Send us your survey and we will demonstrate our mastery. Better yet, let us design one for you. Request a proposal now or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org let me know what PROBE can paint or sculpt for you on a web-based canvas.
If you need to interface with alumni, customers, employers, general education students, potential donors, or your congregation, PROBE will develop a professional web-based data collection system. We have been digitizing paper and pencil instruments since 1988.
We will unlock the information contained in your data and you will spend less money because we automate everything. When we ask Hal to open the bay doors, He actually opens the doors.
Historically, assessment in higher education was a tangential process that occupied the institution every ten years. Different offices were assessed and then evaluated as free-standing units and not as integrated parts of an institutional whole. At the end of the day or the conclusion of a site visit, you may realize that your institution is a very complex system that cannot be described by Excel tables and pie charts. It may be more advantageous to arrive at that conclusion sooner as opposed to Ex Post Facto.
In this very complex system, the success of the Academic Affairs Office is tied directly to the success of the Student Affairs Office. The success of the Registrar’s Office is tied directly to the success of the Admissions office, and so on.
Modern assessment systems must be part of the mainstream culture within the institution and involve all stakeholders concurrently in the development of a culture of authentic evidence and tangible success. These systems must not only encapsulate what students KNOW, how they THINK, and what they can DO but also clearly delineate the contribution of each unit to the development of an institution-wide Success Construct.
Instead of gearing up for a compliance certification document or an accreditation visit, let us help you build a multi-trait/multi-method assessment system and develop a universal SUCCESS CONSTRUCT across your entire institution.
1. Know to what extent the Mission is being accomplished
2. Know how well each academic program is contributing to the Mission
3. Know how well each student support unit is contributing to the Mission
4. Know how well each administrative support unit is contributing to the Mission
5. Know the ROI associated with the institution
Why worry? We will develop an automated, authentic, institution-wide assessment system, and mainstream a Contextualist-focused web-based assessment process involving students, faculty members, staff, administrators, alumni, and key stakeholders as one holistic unit. Click here for a Modest Proposal from PROBE Consulting.
The U.S. Small Business Administration counts companies with as much as $35.5 million in sales and 1,500 employees as "small businesses", depending on the industry. We can provide service to that size and scope, but we also have products for sole proprietor operations, partnerships, franchise owners, and innovative entrepreneurs. Let's get actionable insights and grow your business. Let PROBE Consulting be your official R & D Department.
Ask your customers if they can promote your business, hate certain things about it, or find themselves on the proverbial fence. Then, ask them why and move the fence dwellers into the promoter category and make improvements based on feedback. PROBE Consulting, L.L.C. can help you get your NetPromoter Score.
Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®, evaluate customers, employees, suppliers, and so on and provides insights into how to make a business grow. This proven metric has transformed the business world and now provides the core measurement for customer experience management programs all over the world. What is your Net Promoter Score®? Let's find out!
Do you need market research? Do you need customer satisfaction surveys? We can do that. Do you need QR-Code data collectors for your brochures, receipts, menus, mailings? We got you covered. Or, we can talk and come up with something totally unique for your unique business.
If your non-profit organization needs professional strategic planning or program evaluation services, we have thirty-two years of experience in the “preparation for the future and measuring organizational success“ business. Non-profit organizations include churches, volunteer services organizations, public and charter schools, clinics and hospitals, professional associations, museums, and many other types of agencies. Let us get to know your organization so that we can help you properly quantify how you accomplish your mission.
Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the strategy. Why engage in strategic planning? According to Mr. Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! According to PROBE, if you don't plan, you will not know why you failed or succeeded.
· Operational Planning–-how things need
to happen over the next 90 days.
· Tactical Planning—what is going to
happen over the next 9 months.
· Strategic Planning—why things need to
happen over the next 5 to 10 years.
We will work with you to develop dynamic planning algorithms across your various units, conduct in-depth Person/Situation analysis, and test and retest outcome assumptions.
1. We will conduct a web-based “Have-Need”
Analysis and help you develop Action
2. We will develop operationally-
defined KPIs, ownership matrices,
objectives, and a solid “Success Construct”.
3. We will conduct a comprehensive web-
based SWOT Analysis and develop goals,
based on the findings.
4. We will help your organization develop
and present a Vision and Mission based on
your core values.
The multi-trait/multi-method (MTMM) matrix is an approach to examining construct validity developed by Campbell and Fiske (1959). It organizes convergent and discriminant validity evidence for a comparison of how a measure relates to other measures. It is a technique used to develop Constructs in Psychology
PROBE has used the MTMM approach for twenty-years to develop a Success Construct. We have presented professional papers on the technique and implemented it in numerous academic areas. We will travel 15 years or so back-to-the-future of your organization and develop regression models that will chart your next 5 to 10 years.
Contact PROBE Consulting, L.L.C. today and we will begin to look into it tomorrow...or the next day, depending on our workload!
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How many Ph.D. candidates have PROBE Consulting L.L.C. to thank for helping them get through Chapter 3? There are quite a few and they often recommend a friend or family member. Are you weary of paying tuition and fees as you “write” your dissertation proposal? Are you weary of calling yourself ABD? From the committee proposal to the dissertation defense to getting fitted for a Cap and Gown, PROBE Consulting L.L.C. will be there to help you accelerate the process and get it right. Click below and tell us how we can help.
We are in the “peace of mind” business. Could you benefit from any or all of the following?
· A detailed review of Chapters 1 – 4
· A detailed review of hypotheses
· A detailed review of the methodology
· A thorough review of instruments (if applicable)
· Converting paper-and-pencil instruments to web forms (if applicable)
· Hosting web-based survey and monitoring its deployment (providing the means for you to
follow the deployment in real-time)
· Converting web-based survey responses to SPSS data (.sav) and output (.spo) files
· Developing slides of all statistical output for the committee presentation
· Allowing you to pay for services in three (3) installments using a major credit card, if you prefer