School of Natural & Social Sciences


Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC)

About the SSRC...


The Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC),established in 1997 by faculty in the School of Natural and Social Sciences,. With offices in Connell Hall, the SSRC is a resource to the college and the region, providing research services to organizations, boards, schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies. Research teams focus on a client’s specific needs, offering a range of services including: secondary data analysis, sampling, focus groups, survey development & administration, data collection & analysis, report preparation, survey distribution, grant writing, program evaluation.


Research teams are our strength...

To meet the diverse needs of our clients, the SSRC routinely engages faculty as consultants on projects. Recent project teams have included, for example, faculty from business, sociology, political science, and psychology.

As a research center housed at a college, the SSRC provides consults with faculty and students on research projects. In addition, the SSRC provides actual research experience to undergraduate and graduate students, employing them to assist with surveys (mail, telephone, internet), with coding and entering data, and with preparing reports, providing an opportunity for practical research experience.


We provide a variety of services...

The Center is available to a wide variety of college or community groups for consultation/development of research projects. The Center can help groups build reasonable assessment plans into their grants in order to receive funding or to justify further funding.


SSRC staff can help with all phases of the research process, from research design to gathering data and creating professional presentations of results. The Center will also maintain a library which will be available for client use.


SSRC services include:

• Evaluations of programs or grant funded projects
• Database design
• Data collection/analysis
• Consulting for research design
• Survey design and administration (mail, phone, Internet)
• Grant writing
• Preparation of assessment instruments
• Focus groups
• Field research projects
• Needs assessment
• Report preparation/ presentation


The cost of services rendered for a project is individually negotiated depending on the group's available resources.

Recent Projects.



Director: Joseph Nitzke, Ph.D.

RHOP - Rural Health Opportunities Program


Contact Info

Dr. Tammy Evetovich

Dean, Natural & Social Sciences

(402) 375-7030

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