Center for Social Research

The CSR provides several services to the community. With the help of the CSR staff, students, faculty, and clients will:

  • Learn the latest trends, methods, and best practices in your field/industry.
  • Understand and respond to people’s behaviors.
  • Evaluate key items needed for the success of your business.
  • Find out if your business actions are effective.
  • Discover innovative ways to grow and sustain your business.
  • The CSR offers several services to the IPFW campus and the Fort Wayne community to service their social research needs:
  • CSR utilizes the latest and most advanced technological capabilities, including:
  • Cutting-edge CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) software.
  • Both video and audio recording capabilities for focus groups.
  • Web based survey technology.
  • The latest optical mark recognition scanning technology for mailed surveys.

CSR capabilities include:

  • Data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Questionnaire design
  • Public opinion polling
  • Survey research
  • Needs assessment
  • Program evaluation
  • Focus group research
  • Mailed surveys
  • Telephone interviewing
  • One-on-one interviewing
  • Web surveying
  • Forecasting
  • Community Health Needs Assessment