Climate Assessment & Data Analysis

Quantitative Assessment

Rankin Climate positions its clients to use quantitative data to uncover patterns and draw integrated conclusions across their organizations. We measure organizational climates using instruments and methods that are grounded in the literature and informed by practice.

Quantifying people’s experiences, behaviors, perceptions and knowledge is an integral step in understanding organizational climate. Quantitative data can produce a range of actionable findings, from detailed snapshots to nuanced trends across time, depending on the project methodology. Each survey Rankin Climate implements is tailored for the project by expertly assembling and adapting the most well-validated and reliable measures available from the research literature, maintained in our extensive database. 

Qualitative Assessment

Qualitative data assists Rankin Climate and its clients to move toward the heart of challenges and add critical nuance to otherwise broad and abstract organizational climate issues. Our qualitative research provides valuable and unique perspectives to identify concrete solutions for organizational growth, such as prevention or intervention strategies, communication approaches and strategic planning steps. Rankin Climate employs a variety of qualitative data collection and analysis techniques, including semi-structured interviews, focus groups and archival analysis that can include participatory action research to involve organizational stakeholders in the data collection and analysis process.

Mixed Methods Assessment

Mixed methods research requires specialized skills incorporating qualitative and quantitative traditions in dynamic ways to illuminate the scope of climate issues. Rankin Climate develops tailored approaches to mixed methods on a case-by-case basis. These approaches can include:

  • Sequential designs to inform an implementation strategy for large-scale quantitative climate surveys
  • Sequential designs to explain key survey results
  • Embedded designs with a mixture of quantitative and open-ended qualitative items

Data Review & Analysis

Organizations often already have mountains of data to improve climate.. Rankin Climate helps institutions bring that deep data into a useable format that is actionable and allows for proactive change management:

  • Review of Internal Data
  • Quantitative Summary & Review 
  • Qualitative Summary & Review
  • Analysis of internal reporting data

“When the Texas A&M School of Law decided to conduct its first ever climate survey, we thought we could do it ourselves. Then we came to our senses and sought expert help. Dr. Rankin’s step-by-step guidance through the months-long process of designing and implementing the survey and interpreting the results has been invaluable. She brought to the table the experience, insight, and know-how derived from hundreds of surveys and years of studying and writing the relevant literature. When I say we could not have done it without her, I mean it in the most literal sense.”

John F. Murphy | Associate Instructional Professor of Law | Texas A&M School of Law