Weniger Hall, Room 207
  Corvallis, OR 97331
  Phone: (541) 737-3584
  Fax: (541) 737-3489
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Established in 1973, the Oregon State University Survey Research Center (OSU-SRC) provides comprehensive survey services, from proposal development, questionnaire design and layout, survey administration and data collection, to analysis and professional report writing.  Our staff offers customized options, working with our clients to determine the best approach based on the study objectives, population of interest, and budgetary concerns. 

STATISTICAL EXPERTISE

Our staff has over 20 years of experience in survey methodology.  SRC staff regularly participates in survey conferences in order to stay current on the most effective survey methodologies. Since the SRC is part of the OSU Statistics Department, we have the ability to offer our clients statistical expertise in the most efficient sampling designs, analyses, and interpretation of survey results. The Director of the SRC is both a Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Department. SRC routinely conducts experiments using self-administered surveys with an aim to contribute our research findings to improved survey methodology. SRC offers expertise in research-based survey design and offers an online survey methods course {ST 439/539}.  

OUR CLIENTS

Our past and current clients include federal, state, and local agencies, national non-profit organizations, and OSU-affiliated entities.  SRC maintains several contracts with clients to provide our services on a recurrent basis, from monthly, annually, to every few years.  Additional information regarding sample projects can be found at …{LINK to EXAMPLE PROJECTS AND CLIENT LIST}

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

After consultations in regard to the survey objectives and population characteristics, we propose the data collection mode; select the sample based on the characteristics of the population; prepare recruitment materials for the sample frame; design, develop and format the survey; administer the survey; provide data entry if applicable; apply coding techniques and verify survey response data. A final report is prepared summarizing these project details, and provides detailed response rates using survey research standardized methods, and frequency analyses.

CUSTOMIZED OPTIONS

SRC customizes survey designs based on current industry research, specific project objectives, and budgetary constraints.  Data is collected by either mail, web, or a combination of these two data collection modes. Based on the characteristics of the population, a data collection mode is recommended to maximize response rates, reduce non-response bias, and decrease costs. Preferences with regard to the focus of analyses and final report options are also accommodated.

SURVEY CONSULTATION

SRC also offers consulting for OSU community members in research-based survey design. 

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