Consortium of Applied Social Science Research Centers

Affiliated Centers

Urban Community Research Center (UCRC)
Dominguez Hills

The UCRC is a multi-disciplinary, university-wide applied research center focused on the needs, problems and solutions that arise in urban areas with a special focus on the South Bay Region of the Los Angeles Basin.

Director | Matt Mutchler

Social Research Laboratory (SRL)

The SRL provides research support to the university, governmental and non-profit agencies, as well as to other local and regional groups and to faculty and students. Assistance is provided in a number of areas including sampling design, questionnaire construction, interviewer training, data collection, coding, data entry, statistical analysis, and computer applications. We also provide assistance in qualitative data analysis and evaluation research.

Director | Ed Nelson

Social Science Research Center

The SSRC provides comprehensive research support services to educational institutions, non-profit and government agencies. Best known for its 24-station Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) Lab, the SSRC has the capacity to provide an array of research services ranging from simple data entry, to the implementation of program evaluation methods in diverse fields of inquiry.

Director | Laura Gil-Trejo

Center for the Study of the Inland Empire

Directors | Fay Wachs and Stacy McGoldrick

Institute for Social Research (ISR)

The ISR is a multidisciplinary applied social research center that offers research expertise and related technical assistance to agencies, organizations, the university and broader community. Services provided include: survey research, program evaluation, needs assessments, workload and time studies, compilation and analysis of existing data.

Director | David Barker

Survey and Policy Research Institute (SPRI)
San José

The SPRI is a research organization that operates as an integral part of the academic environment on the San Josť campus. SPRI operates as a model for excellence in survey and policy research for the San Josť State campus, government, non-profit agencies, and business clients. SPRI maintains a 30-station computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) lab, and also conducts online surveys, mail surveys, interviews and focus groups. The Institute provides expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, and specializes in culturally competent, primary language interviewing.

Director | Melinda Jackson

National Latino Research Center (NLRC)
San Marcos

The NLRC is an established institute at CSU San Marcos with a long-standing commitment to social justice and community empowerment. NLRC's mission is to promote scientific and applied research, training, and the exchange of information that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the rapidly growing U.S. Latino population. NLRC's approach to research includes solid commitments to diversity, academic excellence, innovation, and community-university partnerships and collaborations. Areas of research include education, health, disaster preparedness and civic engagement.

Research Director | Arcela Nunez-Alvarez

Last Updated: May 26, 2016