The following is a list of some of the units at UNL that are referred to for support.
The Nebraska Evaluation and Research (NEAR) Center offers consultation to promote sound statistical and research practice. The NEAR Center provides assistance with setting up data files, instrument development, choosing appropriate statistical analysis, conducting statistical analysis, generating output, and interpreting analysis
The Statistics Help Desk is a resource available to help researchers with experimental and quasi-experimental design, power analysis, and data analysis. Areas of strength include biological statistics and statistics relevant to the social and behavioral sciences, including survey statistics, modeling, planning of experimental and quasi-experimental designs and data analysis.
The Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) supports all aspects of quality social science research applications. The BOSR provides assistance with research design, data collection, processing, analyses, and presentation. Many modes of both quantitative and qualitative data collection are offered, including telephone, mail, web, in-person, focus groups, and in-depth interviews.
The Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) program offers methodological expertise for research purposes. SRAM specializes in questionnaire design and pretesting, cross-cultural research, data collection methods, and survey data statistical methodology.
The Office of Proposal Development partners with faculty, staff and administrators to develop competitive external grant proposals. Their team of coordinators enhances overall proposal quality by ensuring applicants meet sponsor guidelines and by improving the content, organization and visual appeal of proposal packages. Since 2005, they have helped UNL investigators secure more than $121.2 million in grant funding from a wide range of federal agencies and private foundations.
The mission of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) is to advance the conduct of high quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral, and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial, and community contexts. Central to this is enhancing our understanding of how these complex systems work dynamically to support the future of our nation.
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center works with academic researchers throughout the University of Nebraska system to explore vexing policy questions. The Center focuses on five areas of public policy: Behavioral health services and systems, Access to governmental services, Information technology in health and human services, Public participation in policy, and Water resource policy.
The objectives of the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research are to promote the use of qualitative and mixed methods research, provide expertise for proposals and funded research projects, and provide support for researchers who are designing and conducting qualitative and mixed method studies.