Western Kentucky University

Media Relations

Social Science Research Center (SSRC) Ribbon Cutting

Social Science Research Center (SSRC) Ribbon Cutting

The SSRC will provide professional consultation and research activities to meet specific needs and objectives to businesses and organizations throughout the region. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • market research,
  • political polling,
  • development of a research design,
  • development of an evaluation study,
  • development of data collection instruments,
  • collecting data for attitudinal and behavioral surveys,
  • conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups,
  • statistical analysis of data and reporting of results, and
  • writing final reports and summaries of research activities.

The SSRC is an interdisciplinary organization that draws faculty members from several academic departments and two colleges. The Center will give undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to collect social scientific data from clients in the business world and learn how to present the findings in a professional manner.

The SSRC provides faculty members with a location where they can teach students how large social survey research projects are conducted; more importantly, this facility allows students from social science disciplines to obtain practical, first-hand experience, collecting social survey data.

The SSRC has the resources to develop simple or sophisticated sampling designs and to collect social scientific data using mailed questionnaires, telephone interviews, web-based questionnaires, focus groups, or in-person interviews. The SSRC facility is located in the Small Business Accelerator at WKU’s Center for Research and Development. The heart of the facility is a 10-station call center with an IBM SPSS Data Collection Computer System, which allows WKU faculty and students to create and administer sophisticated telephone and internet surveys.

Contact Jerry Daday, 270-745-8764 or jerry.daday@wku.edu

Categories
All News  Now Viewing Category: All
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
CEBS
Media Relations
Academic Affairs
Augenstein Alumni Center
Instruments of American Excellence
Transportation
Emergency Preparedness
Police
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Library News
Office of Sustainability
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Ogden News
PCAL
WKU Greeks News
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Parent's Association
Student Activities and Organizations
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Government Association News
Van Meter Auditorium
Teaching News
Study Abroad
Student Research Council
Student Employment
WKU Joint Admissions
International Student Office
Human Resources News
Cultural Enhancement Series
CHHS News
The Confucius Institute
Campus Activities Board
GFCB
WellU
The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Student Union
Health Services
Hardin Planetarium
News from The Center for Gifted Studies
Student Financial Assistance
Downing Museum
Etown & Fort Knox
Facilities
Employee Wellness
Latest Headlines
Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Curiosity Climbs’ Aug. 26-Oct. 12
AUDITION: Lily Plants a Garden

Details regarding upcoming auditions for the WKU Theatre & Dance production of Lily Plants a Garden.

AUDITION: The Enchanted Attic

Details regarding auditions for The Enchanted Attic at WKU

Featured Articles
NEW CLASS: Musical Theatre Ensemble

Announcement regarding last minute addition to class schedule: Musical Theatre Ensemble.

Department of Theatre & Dance Convocation

Announcement about Theatre & Dance Convocation for Fall 2014 semester.

AUDITION: Six Characters in Search of an Author

Detailed information about an upcoming audition for Six Characters in Search of an Author

 Last Modified 7/23/13