MSRC provides expertise in survey and questionnaire design, sampling, computer technology,
and advanced statistical methods. Clients benefit from the multidisciplinary background
of MSRC's professional staff and affiliated faculty.
Currently, staff and affiliated faculty hold graduate-level degrees in law, social
work, criminology, geography, political science, sociology, psychology, and public
administration. Interviewers are given extensive background training on each survey
Faculty affiliated with MSRC have experience with a wide variety of subject populations,
including prisoners, adolescents, older adults, teachers, business owners, recovering
substance abusers, and parents of children with special education needs.
They have conducted research in which topics of interviews have ranged from the more
typical attitudinal issues such as politics and local current events to in-depth interviews
concerning health behaviors to extremely sensitive, personal questions regarding drug
abuse, race relations, domestic violence, and sexual practices.