The Survey Research Center has built a reputation on helping investigators plan and implement all phases of research tasks -- from study design through analysis.
Successful research projects rely on appropriate designs. Whether you are just starting out or getting ready to submit, our staff can help in the design phase of your project.
The SRC Telephone Center uses Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) software and a trained team of interviewers to perform, high-quality telephone surveys.
The SRC designs, prints, and scans self-administered surveys where the data are collected by the client or where our center administers the entire data collection.
Internet surveys are cost effective, and the SRC provides consultation on research strategies, questionnaire design, programming, and data management.
Successful face-to-face data collection relies on interview and protocol design, staff selection and training, management of scheduling, interviewer accountability, and interview quality.
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, and transcription.
The SRC has experience managing multi-mode projects which include telephone, self-administered and mail, face-to-face, and internet surveys, as well as focus groups.
The DREAM program includes a range of methods to assess ongoing behavior, experiences, physiology, and environmental factors in individual's natural settings.
Penn State's Survey Research Center is a founding member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO)