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Survey Research


The Odum Institute offers consultation on all aspects of survey methodology. Brief consultations are offered at no charge (pending availability) to UNC students, faculty, and staff. We offer review and consultation to students working on dissertations, theses, or other research papers, and consult with students and faculty writing funding proposals. We do NOT provide consultation on class projects or assignments.

For extended consultation, our time may be purchased on an hourly basis (by advance arrangement) through the Odum Institute Re-charge center. In certain situations and pending availability, hourly fee-for-service consultation may also be provided to organizations outside the UNC community.

Survey Research Consultation


Consultation TopicConsultant
Questionnaire DesignTeresa Edwards
Data Collection Modes and MethodsTeresa Edwards
Pretesting and Cognitive InterviewingTeresa Edwards
Sampling, Weighting, and EstimationChris Wiesen
QualtricsTyler Steelman

Survey Data Collection

If you are looking for someone to conduct your mail, Web, or mixed-mode survey, members of our survey group are available on a cost-reimbursement basis. As their time permits, our staff can develop your survey, conduct data collection, and provide a data file in your choice of format.

In addition to technical capabilities, our staff will offer consultation on questionnaire design and question wording, strategies for maximizing response rate and data quality, and other best practices for conducting a high-quality web survey.

For more information about our data collection services or to obtain a cost estimate for your project, please contact Teresa Edwards.