Survey Design

No two surveys are alike. Our statisticians work closely with clients to develop and implement survey designs that meet the requirements, challenges, and resource allocations for their specific research goals. These designs include plans for identifying potential survey subjects, selecting an unbiased sample of these subjects, gaining their cooperation, collecting their responses to survey questions, and producing analysis-ready data representative of the targeted population while maintaining the confidentiality of all survey respondents.

Project Highlights

Boosting child passenger safety

Putting children in a car seat or booster seat that’s appropriate for their age and size is the most effective way to protect young children involved in motor vehicle...

Ensuring ACS questions are clearly understood

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year, giving communities the information they need to plan...

Examining late-life trends and trajectories

As the U.S. population ages, it is important that we understand trends in late-life functioning, how these differ for population subgroups, and the economic and social consequences of aging...

How do people and goods move about in Michigan?

Transportation experts at all levels of government must routinely assess people’s transportation behaviors, including how supplies are transported, to help them plan for future transportation infrastructure needs. To support...

How safe are nursery products?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) collects reliable data about the number of accidents and injuries that occur with nursery products such as cribs, bath seats, strollers, and high...

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