Survey Research

What is Survey Research?

Survey research is a key component of many research and evaluation projects, and is a common method for gathering information about communities, programs, and policies. Surveys can help identify service needs, evaluate existing services and policies, and provide information for expansion or development of future programs. Surveys can take a variety of forms, including telephone, mail, computer (web-based) and “in person” interviews.

NPC’s Approach to Survey Research

NPC’s expert survey research staff can assist you with a variety of survey tasks, including:

  • Instrument design
  • Telephone, mail, computerized, and in-person survey data collection
  • Data scanning and processing
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing

NPC survey projects include projects with large numbers of surveys (35,000 to 50,000 surveys per year) to small projects involving less than 100 surveys. Projects cover a variety of topic areas including:

  • Mentorship
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Drug Courts and other Specialty Courts
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention
  • Literacy

For more information regarding NPC’s services related to Survey/Measure Development, please contact Charley Jaspera at (503) 243-2436 x 113, or