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Social Research Lab

The Social Research Lab can meet all of your data collection and analysis needs. Our passion is providing good data to people so they can make better, more informed decisions. The SRL is staffed by professionally trained, unbiased researchers who tailor projects to the unique needs of individual clients in the public and private sectors.

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Meet Our Staff  

Josh Packard, Ph.D.

Josh Packard, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Josh earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Colorado. He has an active and applied research agenda relying on university-community partnerships.

Megan Bissell

Megan Bissell

Lead Researcher

Megan currently a Master's student in the Sociology program at the University of Northern Colorado. As an applied sociologist, she studies organizations and systems as well as entrepreneurial practices and principles.

Madison Schoephoerster

Madison Schoephoerster

Graduate Assistant

Maddie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bemidji State University and is now working towards her Master’s degree in Applied Sociology at UNC. Her interest is in environmental sociology and social movements.

What We Do

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Our Clients


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united way


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