Survey Research Services offers a wide range of research support services to meet all data collection needs. Our center is home to a team of experts who specialize in a variety of data collection modes. Please take a look at a some of our services and supported data collection modes below.
Supported Data Collection Modes
The benefits of both web and mail surveys; a great option when targeting populations with different needs or when budget allows.
Using standardized methods to identify and tally recorded behaviors
Dig deeper into participant beliefs and experiences with one-on-one engagement
Description of Services
- Survey options
- Basic questionnaire design advice
- Sample design
- Proposal collaboration
- Program evaluation planning
- Cost estimates
Quality research data requires careful planning and attention to best evidence-based practices in survey design and data collection. Our experienced team offers free consultations, along with up to three hours of complimentary study design guidance to help make your project a success.
- Sample frame development
- Sample acquisition
No matter which populations you are trying to reach, CSSM and SRS are here to help you develop a sample frame that meets the needs of your project and acquire your sample whenever you're ready. CSSM's statisticians provide expert sample guidance and our experienced staff at SRS work with you to create a tailored recruitment plan with outreach modes that will target your specific sample. With a staff that is fully trained in professional recruitment methods, SRS is able to reach more participants than one researcher could ever reach alone.
- Question content and formatting
- Web survey programming
- Up to 3 hours of complimentary help for student researchers
Our staff has kept up with decades of research on best practices in questionnaire design. We provide as much or as little support as you need to refine your questionnaire.
Questionnaire & Instrument Testing
- Cognitive testing for question clarity and effectiveness
- Pilot testing
This vital step in the planning process ensures that your data collection instruments are measuring what you want to know, that each measure is clear, and that the available response options represent a range of participant experiences. SRS staff recruit a pool of pilot participants to test your instruments and provide detailed feedback so that you can begin your study with confidence.
- Participant recruitment
- Participant response tracking
- Participant support
- Participant outreach via phone, email, mail, text, and social media
SRS employs a variety of research experts, each with expertise in particular modes of data collection. We offer services pertaining to a wide variety of survey modes (see "Supported Survey Modes" above) and we also provide full participant support and response tracking during the data collection process.
Let our team handle the coding, verification, and cleaning process so that you can get right to work with your data.
Data Weighting & Analysis
Our expert CSSM statisticians are available to weight and analyze the quantitative data we gather for you. We also have staff available to provide qualitative coding and other types of analysis.
- Methodology reports
- Project flyers and postcards
- Video data reports
Need help with data dissemination post-analysis? SRS staff can design engaging infographic materials, promotional project flyers and postcards, and video data reports to help your stakeholders grasp the significance of your data. See a sample video data report here.
Training & Class Presentations
- Research methods
- In-person and remote focus group facilitation
- Survey design and effective question development
- Behavioral observation coding
We offer a full range of trainings on a variety of data collection and coding methods. Our staff is also available for educational classroom visits on questionnaire design and data collection methods.