Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
The challenge facing Abt SRBI researchers in a recent major sensitive survey was how to reach 18-26 year olds in selected, often high-crime New York City neighborhoods. The two-wave survey was probing experiences with and views about the police in their neighborhoods, particularly any experiences with the city’s controversial “stop and frisk” enforcement program.
The Abt SRBI research team, together with researchers from Yale and Columbia universities, presented a paper at the late November conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) in Chicago, detailing the elaborate sample design to identify and interview this very difficult-to-reach population in very small geographic areas.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.