October Luncheon: Adam Davis

Posted on February 22, 2012

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An ELGL Lunch Conversation with Adam Davis of DHM Research

October 31 @ Noon, Location TBA


Adam has over 30 years of experience in all phases of public opinion research. His areas of expertise include research design, questionnaire development, fielding administration, focus group moderating, and in-depth interviewing. He has conducted hundreds of research projects throughout the United States and on location in Europe and Japan.

These projects include baseline and benchmark assessments of the values and beliefs of Southeast Alaska residents as they relate to renewable energy and forest management for Sealaska Corporation, research to implement the Alaska Visitors Statistics Program, designing the 1992 and 2002 Oregon Values and Beliefs Studies, and gauging Portland residents’ budget priorities for over two decades for the “Your City, Your Choice” research.

Other major projects Adam has helped design and implement include: education reform research for Foundations for a Better Oregon and the Chalkboard Project; Partnership for Learning and League of Education Voters; quality of life and growth management research for Metro (Oregon) Regional Government; land use and transportation opinion research for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG); a seven-state study about natural resources for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA); baseline opinion research about the public’s health and health care reform for the Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF), and; consumer research for clients, including the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and PacifiCorp.

A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, Adam also holds a B.S. in Political Science from Portland State University. While at the University of Oregon, he was the director of the Interviewing Skills Project. One of Adam’s specialties is assisting trial attorneys with pretrial opinion research and communicating effectively with juries.

Adam has been a guest speaker for many groups, including the American Planning Association, Northwest Public Schools Public Relations Association, Council of Foundations, the City Club of Portland, and the American Society of Trial Consultants. He is a recognized national authority on public opinion research design, has published articles in national periodicals, and has served as an expert witness.

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