Buying and Using Data

Cowles Research Group provides highly customized data that serve a broad variety of information needs. Very few of our products are "off the shelf". Most of our clients need one of the following levels of customization:

Fully Customized Reports

Some of our clients need completely independent data analysis. For these clients we serve as the data source and do all the programming to produce report(s) that are customized to meet the level of the audience, from highly technical to completely non-technical. Whether the need is to demonstrate the impartiality of the research result, or due to a lack of in-house programming capacity; we are happy to work with clients to produce a finalized data report. We can provide professionally bound reports with fully articulated methodology when needed. We can also produce electronic reports in any format.

Some In-house Programming Capacity

Some clients prefer to use their own programming staff for data analysis. In those cases, CRG will obtain and clean up the data and output it to any requested database format, for example spreadsheet, DBF, Microsoft Access or SAS Transport. This allows the client to use the data in a variety of ways. CRG provides full technical support for these databases.

Full In-house Programming Capability

Organizations that have the in-house programming capability may prefer the raw data (flat files) as they come from the issuing government agency. Again, CRG can search out data, purchase it from an appropriate source, verify that it is valid and has been created without errors.