At the end of the EGAD 25th birthday party, Lee gave a short talk about how EGAD got started. Even though it was the end of the party, nobody wanted to leave...
The Evaluation Group for the Analysis of Data (EGAD) was formed in 1987 for the purpose of furthering research, education, and training in the general areas of program evaluation, research methodology and data analysis. Public Interest Research Services (PIRS) was incorporated within the State of
EGAD members function as scientists, consultants, advisors and mentors both within and outside the
EGAD was started by three faculty members and four graduate students from the Department of Psychology at the
EGAD has its own work spaces equipped with computers, printers, copy machines, fax machines, and so on. Thus EGAD is equipped to manage all of the phases of social science research and program evaluation, including the design, implementation, data collection and analysis, report writing and presentation of results. Due to our location within the Psychology Department at the University of Arizona, EGAD employs undergraduate and graduate students to assist with projects in a wide range of activities including data collection, data entry, data analysis, program coordination, report writing, presentation of results, etc. University faculty serve as principal investigators, mentors, consultants and advisors in EGAD.