Process for Client Studies from Consultation to Deliverables
Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) provides a wide range of research services. Projects can be initiated either by the submission of a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) or consultation with SCRI managerial staff to establish the parameters of the service required. Written cost estimates are prepared upon request.
From the outset of a proposed project, SCRI strives to address all aspects of the survey process to achieve the highest quality results. A team of survey consultants are available to work collaboratively with individuals and organizations to meet their research needs. We provide consultation on sampling strategies, data collection methods, questionnaire design, interviewing procedures, data management and analytical techniques. Survey protocols are designed by SCRI to adhere to standardized guidelines based on the AAPOR Code of Ethics.
SCRI provides project management services from the consultation phase to the preparation of deliverables. Our project managers have comprehensive backgrounds in questionnaire design, planning of surveys, data management, data analysis and report writing. In addition, SCRI draws from the Siena College faculty to act as consultants for specific projects.
Our data collection modes are constantly being refined to match client needs and industry trends. Following data collection, SCRI can analyze the data and provide frequencies, crosstabulations, the full dataset, an executive summary or a full report. Dr. Don Levy, SCRI’s director, is available to present the findings of the study in person as well.
Research consultation is available to clients for defining study objectives, identifying study populations and sample design, determining which type of study method to use, developing survey instruments or evaluating appropriate survey methods. Cost estimates are supplied upon request.