We are at the service of community-based organizations

We support community-based organizations in grant writing, qualitative research, and program evaluation processes. We facilitate imagining projects and interventions, creating theories of change and logic models, and transforming ideas into grant proposals. We also support organizations in implementing community research projects and evaluating programs with an emphasis on process and formative evaluation. 

Meet the Consultant

Dr. Ricardo B. Contreras, president of Ethnographica Consulting, has a Bachelor’s in Socio-cultural Anthropology, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida. Ricardo started his career in Chile working with community-based organizations in the implementation of action-research projects. After coming to the U.S. to do his master’s and doctoral studies in applied anthropology at the University of South Florida, Ricardo has participated in community-based and evaluation research projects with the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, the Florida Prevention Research Center, East Carolina University, and Ethnographica Consulting. Ricardo is in the faculty of Oregon State University and Pacific University, where he teaches courses in program implementation, program evaluation, equity and inclusion, and ethnography.

Meet the Program Coordinator

As a partner of Ethnographica Consulting, Eve R. Weiss manages and coordinates our programs and services. With a B.A. in film studies and an M.S. in food sciences, Eve brings to Ethnographica an eclectic experience that includes work in the arts, food production, and customer support. She will make sure that your time with us will meet all of your expectations.

Become one of our happy clients!

Dr. Contreras is a true teacher – he met us where we were, and guided us to greater understanding through scaffolding and teaching within our context. I highly recommend his training for anyone considering using this excellent software program.

Katharine Sprecher

PhD Student, Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Dr. Ricardo Contreras is passionate about qualitative research and is totally committed to his students. His mastery of qualitative research shows when he teaches the course. I will definitely be recommending his course for my colleagues and students who need to learn qualitative research – not just the use of ATLAS.ti.

S. Srinivasan

PhD, Professor –Department of Marketing, Drexel University

Ricardo is the BEST! He was patient and very knowledgeable about ATLAS.ti and coding. In fact, we are using his recommendation in our recent coding project. Thank you for all your help Ricardo.

Victoria Mills

Research Assistant, Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee Knoxville