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Institute for Policy Research

Custom Research Services

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) provides full–service survey research services tailored to fit your specific research 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:
The IPR can assist you in designing a telephone survey. The IPR conducts telephone surveys with random digit–dial (RDD) samples or with list samples of specific population groups. Telephone interviewing is conducted by a professionally trained staff in a supervised central IPR facility using a Computer–Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system.

Program Evaluation and Secondary Analysis:
The IPR provides expertise in secondary analysis and program evaluation planning. Analytic techniques such as time-series analysis allow for the examination of trends in existing databases or longitudinal surveys. Program evaluation techniques frequently include the triangulation of multiple data sources, focus groups, survey interviews and existing data about policy and programmatic outcomes.

In–Person Interviews
(Face–to–Face Interviews):
The research staff at the IPR can assist you in a research design that may require in–person interviewing.

Mail Surveys:
The IPR also has research staff experienced in survey instrument design, sample design and the management of mail surveys.

Web–Based Surveys:
The IPR has experience in designing Web–based surveys and has programmers highly skilled in the area of Web design and Web–based surveys.

Observational Studies:
The IPR's research staff and interviewers have experience in research designs that include an observational data component. The IPR will work with you on the appropriate sample design and observational instrument for gathering data.

Focus Groups:
The IPR provides focus group research services. These services include designing focus group discussion guides, recruitment of participants, experienced moderating and reporting of the focus group discussion results.