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Social Science Research Center

About the SSRC



Customer-Driven Applied Social Research and Evaluation

The Social Science Research Center is located on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The SSRC has been in operation since 1998 and is staffed by two, full-time research and management professionals, a part-time project coordinator, and several part-time research assistants. The SSRC has successfully managed a variety of research and evaluation projects involving several national, regional and statewide surveys, and many program evaluations.

The SSRC is a fully equipped social science research center with staff expertise in various forms of research methods and data collection including mail surveys, telephone surveys, household interviews, and focus groups; and most conventional forms of data analysis. SSRC staff can assist in all stages of research including instrument design, project management, data collection, data auditing, data management, data analysis, technical report writing, and the development of multi-media report presentations.

The SSRC has provided research, evaluation and/or data collection services to the following groups and agencies:

The American Cancer Society


Central Virginia Community College


Chesapeake Police Department


East Carolina University


Empire Machinery


Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia


Kellogg Foundation


Norfolk Circuit Court


Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority


Tidewater Community College


Virginia Department of Health


Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


Virginia Department of Transportation


Virginia Office of the Inspector General