Urban Community Research Center (UCRC)
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
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
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
Institute of Applied Research & Policy Analysis
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)
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