A formally designated UAB Service Center, the SRU works with investigators from across the campus as well as state and national groups. Services include technical assistance in survey design and sampling methods, provision of computer assisted telephone survey interviews, and field survey research. With 40 Cati stations, 4 supervisor stations and a trained , IRB certified, staff of 80-100 at any given time, the SRU is equipped to conduct large scale computer assisted telephone surveys. Supervisor stations have the ability to monitor telephone calls and view the computer entries made by the interviewers for quality control. All stations are connected to the main server which houses the survey software (Sawtooth/Ci3) and Cati system. All stations have back up power supplies and are password protected. The SRU also provides services for completing surveys in- person, by mail or fax and offers data entry services. Last year, a state of the art system was put in place to conduct web based surveys and create survey instruments that can be scanned. In addition, salaried positions for doctoral students have been established to assist users with data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Our mission is to provide scientifically valid survey results for our clients to reach their research goals and objectives.
We aim to be the UAB community’s first choice for survey research services.
Our research has been published in peer reviewed journals and used in presentations and posters for scientific conferences.
A cost estimate is available upon request at no charge.
The Survey Research Unit (SRU) provides professional assistance to our clients through all stages of survey research:
The SRU assists clients in selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective data collection methods based upon their individual research needs.
Located in the 912 Building on 18th Avenue South
Our staff combines a broad knowledge of advanced survey methodology with extensive experience in project management to offer the following services:
40-station CATI facility
The SRU has completed over 300,000 interviews for more than 70 projects.
Published finding examples:
We can help you answer life’s most elusive questions!