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Research Help

The Social Research Lab at UNC is a one stop shop for all your qualitative and quantitative research needs.  We have experience and expertise in conducting and consulting on a variety of research projects at all stages of development. We can do everything from project design to data collection, analysis and report writing. The SRL exists to serve UNC and the surrounding community by utilizing 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 (interviews, phone and web surveys, focus groups, 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 qualitative interview projects, focus group leaders, observational analysis, program evaluation and needs assessments.

We do data analysis and reporting. Whether we gather the data or if you bring it to us, we can analyze your data in a variety of ways and translate the findings into easily understandable language for communication to both expert and non-expert audiences.  We have experience writing for scholarly papers and books, white papers, policy recommendations, web sites, newsletters, annual reports and much more. 

Give us a call to request a quote.

We offer high quality, low cost:

Project Consultation

IRB Preparation

Data Collection Support

Response Tracking & Follow-up

Report Preparation

Needs Assessments

Data Analysis

Training Program Evaluators

Report Dissemination

Qualitative Data Collection

Survey Design & Administration

  • Web-based
  • Telephone Interviews
  • Focus Groups

Focus Group Facilitation






The SRL has served a variety of nonprofit and for-profit clients over the years including administering the annual University of Northern Colorado alumni survey, conducting focus groups for the recent UNC logo redesign, City of Greeley needs assessments and satisfaction surveys, private business client satisfaction and market research as well as quality of life surveys for both UNC and Weld County.  Additionally, the SRL has handled numerous data collection and analysis projects for academic researchers. 

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