The Power of Knowledge
Research Design & Data Analysis

We engage in a wide variety of sponsored research activities with clients, ranging  from private agencies to departments of local, state and federal government. Depending on the client's needs, we can design and conduct full research or work on specific steps of the research process such as questionnaire design, selection of the study population, data collection, data entry, statistical analysis, interpretation of the results and the production of study reports.  We have the experts who can help you design a study, analyze the data in a way that will help you answer the right questions and address the issues necessary - lending meaning and credibility to the outcome.

Customized Research

If you have questions about Alabama’s population, the Center for Demographic Research has the answers for you. We collect, maintain and analyze a variety of socio-demographic data regarding Alabama’s population and disseminate vital information to public and private agencies for use in strategic planning and program development. We provide this information to hundreds of individuals representing a variety of organizations every year. The uses of this demographic information are varied and range from documenting a need to support a grant request to providing background information in a human interest story in the newspaper to determining the appropriate location for a specific business. Depending on the size of the request and the time required to produce that information, this service is typically provided at no cost to the requestor. It is simply a service that we provide to the public.