The Bureau for Social Research
The Bureau for Social Research at Oklahoma State University is
a research facility that conducts surveys and provides research
services for faculty and administration, federal, state, and local
government agencies, non-profit organizations and foundations, and
private business/industry. Examples of projects in Family and Consumer
- Determine rates charged by child care facilities; information
is used by the state to set child care subsidy rates.
- Assess parent satisfaction and areas for improvement with the
state's early intervention program for children with developmental
- Developed survey instrument for state health department to assess
issues regarding children with special health care needs.
- Designed and conducted focus groups as part of community-wide
needs assessment project.
Early Childhood Education
- Assess elementary school principals' knowledge of developmentally
effective practice in teaching pedagogy.
- Conduct evaluation of training sessions for caregivers of aging
Marriage and family issues
- Conducted a national recruitment effort to locate young cohabiting
couples for a longitudinal study.
- Conduct on-going data analysis and assist with program evaluation
for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.
- Conducted the "funded project inventory" for the Board
on Human Sciences.
Nutrition and health
- Evaluate elementary school policies and practices in the areas
of food service, vending machines, nutrition education, and physical
- Designed and implemented web survey to examine causes and solutions
for obesity problem in America.
- Conducted a needs assessment survey of expectant, low-income
couples regarding services needed during birth of a child.
Our services include study development and consultation; data collection
using telephone interviews, mailed questionnaires, Internet surveys,
and focus groups; data entry; and transcription services. For more
information, please see the BSR website: http://www.ches.okstate.edu/bsr/index.html