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What We Do

SSRC’s Core Competencies

(I) Research Areas

  • Affordable Housing
  • Poverty
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Crime and Public Safety
  • Public Health and Healthcare Systems
  • Community Development
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Immigration
  • Political Economy
  • Environment

(II) Services

1. Technical Support

  • Data Collection/Processing
  • Data Conversion
  • Data Analysis
  • Database Development
  • Digital Media and Research Methods
  • GIS Mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Program Evaluation
  • Survey Design
  • Survey Analysis
  • Technical Assistance
  • Web Development / Hosting

2. Training, Workshops, Seminar Series

Training

  • U.S. Census, American Community Survey Data, PUMS, ICPSR
  • SPSS (Basic and Intermediate)
  • Research Design (Logic, Vernacular, Concepts, Hypothesis Development and Testing, Methods, Qualitative and Qualitative)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced)
  • ATLAS.ti
  • NVivo
  • Elan
  • Journler
  • QDA
  • Deploying GTDs
  • Amos (Structural Equation Modeling)
  • HLM (Hierarchical Linear Modeling)
  • EndNote
  • Microsoft Access – Relational Database (Creation, Application, etc.)
  • Film and Audio Data Capture, Management, and Analysis (FCP, FCE, PT, etc.)
  • Customized Technology Training

Workshops and Seminar Series (Collaborative)

  • Grantsmanship (OSPR/IRB/DEV)
  • Research Ethics (ORP/IRB)
  • Compliance - Human Research subjects Protection Guidelines
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Navigating Systems (OSPR/IRB/ORP/CGIA/OGC)
  • Developing a Research Agenda
  • Student Research Assistants Basic Training

3. Certificate Programs

4. Public Policymaking

5. Space

6. Research Resources

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