Data collection services include research consultation, survey and questionnaire design, data collection and data processing.
Contact Jan Larson, Survey Unit Manager
Research Consultation is available to investigators for defining study objectives, identifying study populations and sample design, developing survey instruments or evaluating appropriate survey methods. Cost estimates are supplied upon request.
Survey & Questionnaire Design
Project staff design materials, including survey instruments, focus group questions, cover letters and training materials. In addition, staff routinely review and provide feedback questionnaires prepared by clients.
SBRS has the staff and capacity to collect data in a variety of modes. The staff has significant experience in implementing complex data collection plans and in collecting multimode data. Data collecting methods include:
Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)
Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)
Audio Computer Assisted Self Interviewing (ACASI)
In-person interviewing with paper questionnaires
Video or audio behavioral assessments
Data processing services include both data coding and data entry with verification
Staff have extensive experience in the development and maintenance of samples for longitudinal studies, clinical trials, and other types of research studies.
Confidentiality & Quality Control
Confidentiality and quality control are a high priority at SBRS. All research procedures are conducted with the utmost regard for accuracy and confidentiality. Telephone interviews are reviewed online through a silent monitoring system to ensure high data quality standards, interviews are edited for accuracy, and double-entry procedures are used in data processing.