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Social Research Lab

The Social Research Lab (SRL) 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 staff are professionally trained, unbiased researchers who tailor projects to the unique needs of individual clients in the public and private sectors

Get in Touch 📢

Social Research Lab
University of Northern Colorado
Candelaria 2140, Campus Box 142

📞 970-351-3385
✉️ josh.packard@unco.edu

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Monday - Friday 

What We Do

Our contracts have ranged from $500 to $20,000 for large, multi-site data collection, analysis and reporting. 

We can help you with market research, focus groups, policy analyses, program evaluation, surveys, interviews, need assessments and quality of life studies.

Become a Thought  Leader

We specialize in working with speakers and consultants to turn their ideas into science

Meet Our Staff

Josh Packard

Josh Packard
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 Bissel
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
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.

 Our Clients

boys and girls clubs

    elca vector





 new vision



weld county


united way