The SRL@UNC is a one stop shop for all your research needs. We have experience and expertise in conducting and consulting on a variety of research projects at all stages of development. We exist to serve UNC and the surrounding community. We utilize highly trained faculty and undergraduate and graduate students to produce affordable, customized research solutions.
The Survey Research Lab was founded in 2007 with two goals: to provide high-quality assistance with research design & implementation for research projects both on- and off-campus; and to provide training for graduate and undergraduate students in research methodologies & project management.
We offer consulting. We can suggest strategies for getting through the IRB review process, assist with cost estimating for grants; recommend modes of data collection (face-to-face interviews, phone surveys, web surveys, etc.), and generally keep you from re-inventing the wheel.
We do data collection. We have a 10-station CATI (computer-assisted telephone interviewing) lab for fully customized phone interviewing. We host web surveys, and can design & scan OMR (‘bubble’) forms for paper-and pencil data collection. We can also provide trained personnel for ‘live’ projects (face-to-face interviewers & focus group leaders).
Give us a call to request a quote.
We offer high quality, low cost:
- Project Consultation
- Survey Design
- IRB Preparation
- Data Collection Support
- Response Tracking & Follow-up
- Report Preparation
- Survey Administration
- Telephone Interviews
- Focus groups
- Data Analysis
- Report Dissemination
Jeff Houser, Ph.D.
Director of Social Research Lab
Dr. Houser received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Iowa in 1997. Upon graduation, he taught at Bowling Green State University prior to coming to the University of Northern Colorado in 2005. He is a founder of the Social Research Lab and specializes in quantitative research design and analysis.
Josh Packard, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Social Research Lab
Dr. Packard graduated with Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 2008 and was an assistant professor at Midwestern State University before joining the UNC faculty in 2012. He specializes in focus groups, interviews and qualitative analysis strategies.