Methodological Innovation

Innovation at RAND starts at the very cornerstone of our research: our methodologies.

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For more than 75 years, RAND’s commitment to quality and objectivity has been a constant.

But our approaches to research—and the methodologies that ground them—are continually evolving to keep up with the rapidly changing world around us.

We believe that innovative research processes can unlock the full range of policy solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.

The Methods Centers

At RAND, we proactively maintain our innovative edge through our Methods Centers.

These centers represent our continued commitment to the type of methodological and analytical innovation the policy community needs.

And we make it happen with a multidisciplinary team of RAND researchers who understand that policy problems are best solved through the creative and careful application of the right research methods.

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