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Want to learn how to use a statistical software program or improve your understanding of how to craft a survey and encourage your subjects to respond to it? SSRI can help!

If you teach a class or work with a group that would benefit from a workshop we can offer, we’d like to help.  Please contact us to see what we can set up.  

Topics we teach include:

  • Primary data collection – how can you use tools such as surveys, experiments, interviews, and focus groups to collect original data?  What are the advantages and opportunities, as well as limitations, of each of these tools (and associated analytic techniques)?  How can you use them effectively to gather the information you need?  How can you manage your data collection processes to ensure that your materials are useful and that you have appropriate documentation for your own purposes, and to make your work replicable?
  • Managing and analysis of information and data – for either or both qualitative and quantitative sources of information, once you have them, how can you figure out what they can tell you? We can offer training on coding and reporting information learned from qualitative data and on managing and analyzing quantitative data as well as on how to report findings.
  • Software – we use and support a wide range of software tools, including Qualtrics, NVivo, R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, and Excel and are constantly seeking to expand our capabilities as the needs of the Duke community require.  

Please note that we prioritize academic research (such as classes and training for research teams) over other needs (such as administrative responsibilities) and that while we will do everything we can to help, we cannot guarantee availability, particularly on short notice.  Workshops already scheduled with seats available are posted here.


Durham, NC 27708 | 919.681.6019


Gross Hall, 2nd Floor
140 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Erwin Mill Building
2024 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27705

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