Research|Action offers state-of-the-art research for our clients in community, cooperative and labor organizations.  We are a worker-owned firm of seasoned professionals who champion research and popular communication as vital and necessary to the project of social change.

We pride ourselves on helping turn research into effective communication tools and action no matter the scale — from a member survey, public information campaign or targeted policy push — to program evaluation that enlists members in a reflective process aimed at building the group’s power. Using surveys, government data, interviews, and strategic research sources, we highly value what both quantitative and qualitative research can teach us.  

Core to our mission is an awareness of the power relations in research across a range of social and economic inequalities.


  • Kate Diedrick
  • Eric Dirnbach
  • Biko Koenig
  • Abby Scher