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Institute for Policy Research

IPR Programs

Survey Research Center
With nationally recognized capabilities in survey research, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) conducts many complex, large-scale surveys utilizing a wide range of research methodologies.

The Ohio Poll is a semiannual survey that explores the attitudes and opinions of Ohioans on a variety of public policy topics. Operated on a cost-share basis, the Ohio Poll provides research services for Ohio state agencies, universities, and state-affiliated groups.

Health Survey Research Program
The IPR conducts studies that guide local, regional, and national health policymakers in planning and decision-making.

Southwest Ohio Regional Data Center (SORDC) is a major regional resource for organizations needing demographic or economic analysis, needs assessment, or program evaluation. The SORDC is affiliated with the Ohio Data Users Centers, the US Bureau of the Census, and the National Center for Health Statistics.

Social, Behavioral, and Health Science Data Archive
The Institute maintains a vast collection of census data, public opinion information, legislative voting records, and other social and economic indicators. These data can provide vital information for researchers and program evaluators.

The Greater Cincinnati Survey (GCS) is a semiannual survey of the Cincinnati metropolitan area and is operated on a cost-share basis. This survey gives policymakers and interested organizations an opportunity to gather data in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Custom Research Services
The IPR provides full-service survey research services tailored to your fit specific needs. the IPR research staff will assist you with the appropriate research design to fit your particular research needs. IPR's custom research services include the following:

  • Telephone surveys
  • Focus group interviews
  • Mail surveys
  • Personal interviews
  • Web-based surveys
  • Performance measurement
  • Observational studies
  • Program evaluation
  • Policy analysis
  • Secondary analysis
  • Needs assessment