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Qual, Quant, and Quarantine

Health events and outbreaks can happen at any time, and as we have seen with COVID-19, they can happen fast. In these situations, it is important for researchers conducting in-person data collection to consider their own health and safety, the possibility of becoming a vector for illness through their travels, and the health and safety of their participants. However, when a hea ...

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Coronavirus Added to the Long List of Threats to the Electoral Process

Election officials in states and localities across the country have always been aware of the need for preparedness. Managing the voting process by its very nature requires extensive preparation—choosing and staffing polling places, designing and printing ballots, building and maintaining voter lists, procuring and managing voting technology, etc.—but increasingly, the work of g ...

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How Fors Marsh Group Is Preparing Its Staff and Its Business for COVID-19

As a mission-driven certified B Corporation, Fors Marsh Group (FMG) works with clients across the country and the world to solve social, commercial, and health-related challenges. Our research, evaluation, and health communication experts are accustomed to tackling complex challenges, but we are grappling these days with the same question many companies are: What does it look l ...

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Fors Marsh Group Earns Recognition as Fastest Growing Company in D.C.-area from Inc. 5000

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) earned #202 on Inc. Magazine’s inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro list, a ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. FMG is the only Certified B Corporation to make the D.C. Metro list. The Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro list recognizes private companies in the D.C.-area with the most significant revenue ...

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A Researcher’s Tips for Combating Implicit Bias

As researchers, we strive for impartiality when talking to participants, allowing them to speak openly without judgement or fear of recourse. This helps us reveal patterns of behavior or perceptions held by individuals from diverse walks of life. However, pure impartiality requires constant vigilance and personal awareness because our brains are wired to make snap judgements a ...

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Fors Marsh Group Partners With The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation To Improve Opioid Recovery Infrastructure And Funding

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) partnered with the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) to provide recovery resources for individuals battling opioid addiction. The GRI is dedicated to funding organizations that provide support services for people in early recovery from substance use disorders. The partnership builds on FMG’s work to end the opioid epidemic by reducing stigma an ...

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Is Your Research Report Causing Harm

As discussed in Labels and Identities in Research Reports, the language that social scientists and researchers choose to use in their reports is an important first step to reducing bias. In many cases, the research produced in these reports has far-reaching implications. Using person-centric, specific language can help reduce bias and ensure the presentation of research is clea ...

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Natalie Adler Joins Fors Marsh Group to Lead Marketing and Outreach Practice

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) named Natalie Adler as Senior Advisor and Director of Marketing and Outreach. Ms. Adler joins FMG from Ogilvy, where she served as Senior Vice President. In her role at Ogilvy, she led a wide range of large-scale, integrated public health awareness and behavior change campaigns and corporate and public affairs initiatives. As a member of FMG’s senior lea ...

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No There Isn’t a Draft: Sustaining Our All-Volunteer Force

Rising tensions with Iran have been met with a number of questions (and lots and lots of memes) about the  existence of the federal program that provides a rapid and robust response system in the event of a national emergency, commonly known as “the draft.” So many questions that the Selective Service System’s (SSS) website crashed as a result of heightened traffic. Add malicio ...

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Labels and Identities in Research Reports

As social scientists, we have a responsibility to use our research to make positive changes in society—that’s why “Impactful Work” remains one of FMG’s core values. Our commitment to impactful work is an important part of how we conduct and report research. Even beyond promoting greater social conscientiousness and reducing bias, appropriate reporting is a matter of scientific ...

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Preparing for the 2020 Election

On Tuesday, January 14, Fors Marsh Group’s (FMG) election experts will participate in the United States Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) 2020 Election Summit. The summit gathers the nation’s election community for lively discussion on key issues such as ensuring accessibility for voters with disabilities and securing the process against outside threats. As trusted adviso ...

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The Impact One Toy Can Make: Furthering Diversity and Inclusion

For many people, the holiday season is synonymous with giving thanks, spreading joy, and sharing what we have with others.  Charitable giving is one way that Fors Marsh Group (FMG) gives back to our local community.   Our annual Thanksgiving food drive and end-of-year toy drive are both parts of a company-wide effort dating back to 2015.  This year, the Diversity and Inclusion ...

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