The URI Survey Research Center (SRC) was
established in 1991 to meet the survey research needs of
investigators at CPRC, the University of Rhode Island and elsewhere.
The SRC conducts mail, telephone and mixed-mode
surveys. In all projects conducted by the URI Survey Research
Center, the goal is to provide the highest quality research services
in the most efficient and cost effective manner. The SRC has
30 operational workstations and a current staff of approximately 100
trained interviewers. The SRC leadership include Robert
Laforge, Sc.D., Director, Sara Cotrill, Ph.D. Assistant Director,
Carol Neff, MA., Mail and Intervention Center Coordinator, and 10
supervisors and call managers.
To date, the vast majority of the business
conducted at the Survey Research Center has involved data collection
with large representative samples of the general population.
The SRC conducts mail questionnaire surveys, telephone interviewing,
survey sample generation, subject tracking and follow-up, data
management and data analysis. Since its inception the SRC has
conducted health behavior surveys with over 70,000
individuals. Much of this work involved subject
recruitment and longitudinal tracking for randomized clinical trials
of health behavior interventions developed at the CPRC.
This work has been primarily funded through federal, foundation and
Contact the Survey Center
- (401) 874-2830
- FAX (401) 874-5562
Find out more about the Survey Center:
Physical & Operational Characteristics
Interviewer Recruitment and Training
Quality Assurance Procedures
Mail Survey and Expert System Processing Unit