Survey Research Center offering walk-in consulting services

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Survey Research Center (SRC) will be offering walk-in consulting services from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 15 in 114 Henderson Building for anyone who is interested in discussing their data collection questions or needs. 

Experienced project managers will be available to discuss instrument design, data collection logistics, new innovations for survey research, and the current best practices for data collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk about their data collection needs and learn about the SRC's services. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether you are conducting academic research or need to gather data for an evaluation or assessment. Those unable to attend either consulting session can always reach the SRC at, 814-863-0170 or

The Survey Research Center, a division of the Social Science Research Institute, plays a central role in original data collection by Penn State faculty, research scientists, administrative staff and graduate students. The SRC specializes in the collection of human subjects data using both traditional and innovative modes of survey data collection. SRC project managers have years of experience with nearly all modes of data collection, including telephone surveys, web-based and mobile-enabled web-based surveys, paper and pencil surveys for data entry or scanning, traditional mail surveys, focus groups, mobile technologies, Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), and in-person personal interviews and observations. Past projects have involved collecting data from representative samples in the general public and targeted samples including children in schools, newborns and their families, business managers, alumni & donors, teachers, cancer survivors, prisoners, or individuals enrolled in specific interventions or clinical trials. In short, the SRC is a one-stop shop for nearly all data collection needs.

Last Updated August 27, 2015