Think of us as the soil that helps your project grow. We have a full range of services for your project to reach full bloom: grants, project management, data, workshops, consulting, web services and more.
EHDi fosters research collaboration, supports real-world engagement, and builds innovation in education and learning. The goal is to improve the lives of children and youth, and the institutions within which they develop and learn.
The EHD Bass Connections Theme sees "education" not just as formal K-12 schooling, but also as learning via families and social channels. The theme sees "human development" as encompassing valued life outcomes across ages including health, social and familial connections, happiness, income, and employment.
The Food Working Group creates a central hub for food research on campus to discuss research in areas such as food policy, clinical approaches to obesity, civic ecology, and food safety.
We want to connect social scientists more closely to data and expertise in the medical field. Our aim is to contribute to the building of a larger interdisciplinary community that can combine expertise in medicine, social science and data analytics.
Our goal is to help grow and support the development of projects and programs (large and small), that strategically enhance research excellence. We will not just coordinate, but incubate, encouraging new research projects and collaboration.
Our affiliates play a vital role in the success of our institute. Current research interests and projects include: how people behave in the marketplace; why a special preschool program can help struggling children get ready for kindergarten; how manufacturers adopt energy-efficiency improvements in their operations and supply chains; how to help young minority faculty find their place in academia.
The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology provides high quality data-collection resources to scholars engaged in original survey research and brings together survey researchers in the academic, professional, and commercial sectors.
The Duke Network Analysis Center produces world-class network research that would be difficult to accomplish by investigators working alone. DNAC helps researchers share and develop ideas, facilitates newly funded research, and provides training and technical analysis support.
The Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC) is a great resource for conducting research with human subjects - from site licenses for experimental software, free lab spaces for running studies, to active student and community participant databases.
Within the social sciences, it is becoming increasingly common for researchers to work with data sets that contain sensitive/restricted data. We can ease your concerns about protecting the confidentiality of respondent information.
SSRI Initiative on Ethnographic and Mixed Methods expands support for social science research using ethnographic and mixed methods, and integrating such methods into cross-disciplinary research.
Mobile devices are transforming the way that many of us live, learn and conduct research. The Mobile Technology Initiative is a collaborative effort between SSRI and partners around the university to work closely with faculty in the creation of new applications of mobile technologies.
Parents can help prevent their underage kids from drinking by employing a relatively simple strategy: setting clear rules that prohibit drinking, new research shows.
If 2016 followed the usual pattern, national politics would now hit a late-summer lull. But so far, this election year has not been a normal one. With the Congress in recess, many Americans on vacation and the Olympics starting, political news should quiet down. But it might not.
The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) at the Social Science Research Institute is hosting a series of workshops on best practices in survey research. Workshops will cover topics ranging from planning, design and analysis.
The Duke University Office of Research Support has announced the latest grant awards for the University’s interdisciplinary institutes and centers, with SSRI faculty receiving a number of new awards from groups like the National Institutes of Health and William R. Kenan Charitable Trust.
A program by the National Institute of Health and Office of Research on Women's Health is building a community of scholars working in women's health research as well as sex and gender research. EHDi takes a closer look at the success of the program at Duke and North Carolina Central University.
OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it. In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find...
A gentle introduction to the basics of the R statistical programming language using the RStudio development environment. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments,...
Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data...