Muskie School of Public Service

Survey Research Center

The Survey Research Center provides technical expertise and assistance to support the generation, processing, and analysis of quantitative data in the social sciences, human services, and public opinion fields. The Center provides a wide range of research and technical assistance services to federal, state, and municipal governments, private nonprofit agencies, businesses, and University faculty and departments. Services include proposal preparation, market research, needs assessments, program evaluation, policy analysis, and information system design.

Staff have expertise in a broad range of research methodologies, including national and local interviewing (telephone and face-to-face), sample design and execution, questionnaire and survey design and administration, data reduction, computing services, data analysis, and proposal and report preparation. The Center's professionally trained staff include four field supervisors, and 19 interviewers.