The University of Toledo
Urban Affairs Center
Survey Research Services
WHY WORK WITH THE URBAN AFFAIRS CENTER FOR YOUR NEXT SURVEY?
The UAC works with clients to develop and conduct surveys to facilitate analysis and policy-making. The UAC develops an approach customized to serve the needs of clients which include: local governments, non-profits, community organizations, and researchers.
WHAT DO WE DO
We can develop all aspects of survey research projects, or we can provide just the piece a client needs:
- We assist in initiating a survey research and facilitate SBE IRB process
- We construct data collection instruments.
- We conduct data collection activities (online surveys, focus groups, mail surveys, etc.).
- We analyze the results.
- We report results.
- We can help you develop a programmatic or policy response to the results of your research.
WE ARE LOCAL
- We draw upon the expertise of The University of Toledo’s Faculty and staff.
- We can access specialists in each aspect of the survey research process.
WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED
- Our experienced full-time staff is always accessible and will answer any questions about the data collection and analysis process.
- Our center has been operating in the community for over 25 years, we have access to potential collaborators, partners, and respondent groups.
WE HAVE QUALITY EQUIPMENT AND EFFECTIVE SECURE PROCEDURES
- Our computer systems are maintained to assure security of surveys and data.
- Our online surveys are always secured and protected.
- Our databases are stored on a secure local intranet.
- We are able to generate computer maps and graphics for presentations, reports, and other publications.
WE PROVIDE ALL THIS AT A REASONABLE COST
- Survey costs depend on many factors; we work with our clients to find an appropriate analytic tool at a reasonable price.
The Urban Affairs Center
Mail Stop 218
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
“The Urban Affairs Center's Survey Research Team conducted an on-line survey of University College Students. The Center staff helped us ask the right questions, and was very effective and helpful. The survey revealed a number of results we hadn't anticipated. Having good data helped us advocate more effectively and form meaningful strategies for recruitment and student services.” Mary Jo Waldock, Interim Dean, University College, UT.
“The UT Urban Affairs Center has played a critical role in creating and implementing the evaluation component of BGSU’s $4.7 million Gear-up grant, including surveys of parents, teachers, and students”. Dr. Bill Armaline, Director of BGSU Gear-up
“I have worked with many groups to conduct survey research over the past 25 years, and I found the Urban Affairs Center to be among the best. They are helpful in designing, conducting, and analyzing survey research data.” James Price, UT Ph.D.
“The Urban Affairs Center provided key research that is guiding our efforts to improve the experience of court users throughout Lucas County. Working with the Urban Affairs Center was enlightening, satisfying, productive and enjoyable.” Laralyn Sasaki, Director of Programs and Communication Ohio State Bar Foundation, Columbus Ohio