Survey Research Center
The Survey Research Center (SRC) was founded in 1996 to:
- Meet the research needs of SSU faculty engaged in survey research;
- Provide research assistance to organizations outside the SSU community (i.e. businesses, government entities, non-profits);
- Serve as a real-world research work environment for SSU students.
SRC services include:
- Research design, instrument development, sample design and sampling assistance, interviewing and data collection, data coding and entry, statistical analyses, reports and presentations, feasibility studies, conducting focus groups.
SRC analyses include:
- Summary statistics, descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, cross-tabulations, regression analysis, multivariate analysis, longitudinal analysis, sensitive analysis, and significance testing.
These analyses can be summarized as:
- Executive summaries, simple tabulations for raw data, narratives/detailed reports with charts & graphs, literature or secondary source research, and Powerpoint presentations.
In its call center, SRC collects data using WinCati Software, a highly efficient phone-based interviewing system. This software:
Handles complex question branching automatically, reduces interviewer error, provides quick turnaround of survey results, and checks and edits data while interview is in progress.