The survey research center has built a reputation on helping investigators plan & implement all phases of research tasks from study design through analysis.

SURVEY DESIGN

  • Successful research projects rely on appropriate designs.
  • SRC has experience designing focus groups scripts, cover letters, training materials, and other survey instruments.
  • Help to prepare & perform interviews, pre-tests, & research pilots.

TELEPHONE SURVEYS

  • The SRC Telephone Center uses Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) software & a trained team of interviewers to perform high-quality telephone surveys.
  • Software guides interviewers through questions that help maintain an accurate & smooth process.
  • Interviewers follow strict protocols for conducting interviews, tracking respondents, & converting refusals to completed interviews which are all taught during the interviewer training process.

MAIL SURVEYS

  • We design, print, & scan self-administered surveys.
  • Data can be collected by the client or us.
  • We provide cost-effective envelope stuffing, mailing, and survey receiving services.
  • We can facilitate each step of the process including subject recruitment, pre-notification mailings, reminder postcards, and follow-up mailings.

INTERNET SURVEYS

  • Cost-effective.
  • We consult on research strategies, questionnaire design, programming, & data management.
  • Written using Qualtrics or RedCap creating customized survey instruments for each client.
  • We host surveys on our secure server, send follow-up emails to respondents, & allow clients access to instant response information via web portal.

FIELD SURVEYS

  • Experienced staff trained in face-to-face data collection which relies on interview & protocol design, staff selection & training, management of scheduling, interviewer accountability, & interview quality.
  • Extensive training allows for optimum response rates & neutral data collection in all settings.
  • Variety of survey modes or combining several modes available for maximum response.

FOCUS GROUPS

  • The SRC provides a full range of focus group services, including question route development, moderator guidelines, recruiting participants, obtaining the site, moderating the session, note-taking, & transcription.

MULTIMODE PROJECTS

  • Many projects require multi-modal approaches including telephone, self-administered & mail, face-to-face, & internet surveys, as well as focus groups.
  • We are trained in the management & compiling of these approaches.
  • This tactic is necessary for certain types of target audiences, personnel limitations, or required response rates.

D.R.E.A.M.

  • Dynamic Real-Time Ecological Ambulatory Methodologies.
  • The DREAM program includes a range of methods to assess ongoing behavior, experiences, physiology, & environmental factors in individual’s natural settings.
  • Methodologies include (but are not limited to) ecological momentary assessment, experience sampling, daily diary techniques, ambulatory monitoring of physiologic function, physical activity and/or movement monitoring, and the assessment of ambient environmental parameters.

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