The Kercher Center for Social Research (KCSR) specializes in telephone and mail surveys. The center has a professional staff with extensive experience in sampling techniques, survey design, data collection, and analysis. The Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing network provides a professional and efficient interviewing atmosphere. Entire studies, from research design to final report, are completed at the Center. A variety of sample designs and selection procedures are used such as random digit dialing and stratified samples.
The center uses focus groups and in-depth interviewing, especially in the early stages of project development, to identify, explore, and clarify important parameters, points of view, and project goals. These techniques also allow us to better focus subsequent methodologies such as surveys and secondary data search.
During program evaluation, the staff works closely with clients and stakeholders. They offers process and outcome evaluation, formative and summative evaluations, needs assessments, and assets and other community mapping studies.
The center is available for professional consultation on various research projects. For inquiries about the Kercher Center for Social Research, please contact:
Office: 2528 Sangren
Phone: (269) 387-3594