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The Social Science Research Center emphasizes the collaborative relationship between the customer and research provider. The SSRC works with the customer to identify research or evaluation needs and to select appropriate methods and tools. The SSRC provides expert advice on design, data collection, and data analysis, as well as advice on how to interpret and utilize the results for program or system improvements.

We understand that not everyone is familiar with how research is conducted or how much it might cost. Our goal is work with customers to determine the best methods for collecting the information they need while attending to time demands and budget restrictions.

Survey Research

Analysis of quantitative methods of information gathering; reporting on individual, group, and electronically collected data.

Focus Groups

Examine attitudes and trends using a qualitative format in a group dynamic.

Data Management & Analysis

Reduce, summarize, tabulate, and graph data; analyze data.

Program Evaluation

Assessment of goals, objectives, outputs, and impacts of program implementation or outcomes.

Field Interviews & Observation

Study attitudes, trends, and social mannerisms using mixed methods of personal interviewing and surveillance.

Telephone Surveys

A means of examining attitudes and trends using a more personal format by asking particular questions with one respondent at a time.

Empowerment Evaluation

Design, implementation, and interpretation of program results where the client is an active participant.


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