Research stratagies of social science are discussed with clinets to determine what methods are most appropriate for the challenges at hand. While any single research strategy contains strengths and weaknesses, combinations of strategies can help balance out thses concerns. Research strategies include but are not limited to the following:

Qualitative Research:

  • Ethnographic Fieldwork
  • Face-to-Face Interviews  

  • Focus Group Research

  • Stakeholder Assessment for all phases of Program Cycle: assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, redesign

  • Desk analysis of documentation

  • Archival research

Quantitative Research:

  • Assessment of health access

  • Surveying health status of small populations or personnel in institutions or work settings

  • Testing and measurement of medical protocols for sample populations

  • Measurement of changes in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs

Results Presentation:

  • Project Reporting Formats

  • Formal and Informal Presentations

  • Graphs and Statistics Preparation

  • Web Design for Results Reporting

This resarch paper explores historical origins of the US legal exclusion of Indigenous languages in the context of indigneous language migration from Meso America to the United states of America during 2014-2019. It analysis venues of linguistic discrimination in the US immigration system, gaps in assessment of languages in migration, and presents data demonstrating indigenous languages migration at the US -Mexico Border. 

Gentry, Blake, O’odham Niok? In Indigenous Languages, U.S. “Jurisprudence” Means Nothing, 2020,Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review, 37(1), ISSN 1061-8899,



Our reserach constructed a qualitative study of a unique cohort of rural migrant workers who were graduates from vocational-technical high schools,  regular high school, or a lower level of education in five different factories located throughout Guangdong Province, China.
Gansu’s Bailie School Graduates Join the Migration to Guangdong Province, 2005-2010 (PDF)

Exclusion of Indigenous Language Speaking Immigrants in the US Immigration system, a technical review, provideds a policy analysis of Fed. LEP Policy as applied to immigration practices in three federal departments and four agencies, examples of discrimination against individuals, famulies, and unaccompanied children. A methodology and recommendations are included.

The Exclusion Summary covers the populations affected and the language policy that discriminates against immigrant indigenous language speakers in the US Immigration System.

Exclusion Full Version 2 nov (PDF)

Summary of Exclusion document 9-4-15( PDF)

A policy anaylsis of Federal Limited English Proficiency Policy and its effects on indigenous language speaking immigrants from Mezo-America in the US immigration system. Summary: 11 pages. Full version: 63 pages.




Phase I: Expert reviewer submission on draft of Working Group II contributions to the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report. Reviewers' names appear under Country Listing for United States. Phase II comments posted on IPCC website in August, 2012 under "Drafts and Review Material".




Blake Gentry's Precis of Climate Change Work Download/view file (PDF)

Study of discussants' views on a draft public policy discussion guide.  












Conducted a study of discussant views from two public discussions based on a draft discussion guide,  The Human Impact on Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges, Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion. In Spanish and English, in Sonora, Mexico and Tucson, Arizona respectively, Interactivtiy Foundation, See: The Human impacts on Climate Change, Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion Sept. / Oct. 2013.   

Survey design for Chinese immigrant factory workers.

Survey design for study of migrant female youth workers in Northwest China on variables of secondary education, work skills, family, culture, and workforce development. Shantou University, China, Feb. 2010

Indigenous Social Indicators Research

Identification of US urban indigenous census data: demographics, employment, health, and mobility. Data and graphics prepared for Dr. Susan Lobo’s consultation on Urban Indigenous in Latin American with the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IAIHR) comprised of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights), See publication: Migraciones Indìgenas en las Americas, Capitulo II, Migraciones indigenas a espacios urbanos: IAIHR: San Jose, Costa Rica, 2007, 29-42).

Archival Indexing

Indexing of the Dr. Ralph E. Michelson Archives on Northern Baja California Indigenous, for archivist Dr. Susan Lobo, Tucson, Arizona. July 2005. Archives donated to the Costo Library of the American Indian, University of California, Riverside.