NORC serves the public interest and improves lives through objective social science research that supports informed decision making. About Our Name

NORC Headlines

All News

News Business Insider: NORC Expert Felicia LeClere looks at the fitness apps, and the problems they might have More
Posted: 4.15.2014 5:26PM
News Bloomberg News: NORC research and findings show a growth in the number of stay-at-home Moms More
Posted: 4.15.2014 5:15PM
Press Release Paul J. Lavrakas Ph.D. Joins NORC at the University of Chicago as a Senior Fellow More
Posted: 4.15.2014 12:44PM
News NBC News: The AP-NORC Center shows how seniors are staying in the labor force in America More
Posted: 4.14.2014 5:28PM
Published Research "The State of Survey Methodology: Challenges, Dilemmas, and New Frontiers in the Era of the Tailored Design.", Stern, M.J., Bilgen, I. and Dillman, D.A., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.14.2014 9:23AM
News Five thirty eight: Nate Silver cites the AP-NORC Center to discuss parents and their understanding of the Common Core More
Posted: 4.11.2014 4:53PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center looks at the attitudes of American job seekers More
Posted: 4.10.2014 9:01AM
News The Atlantic, at Yahoo!: According to The AP-NORC Center's research and findings, it doesn't hurt to like your neighbors in the wake of a disaster More
Posted: 4.10.2014 8:59AM

News

News Business Insider: NORC Expert Felicia LeClere looks at the fitness apps, and the problems they might have More
Posted: 4.15.2014 5:26PM
News Bloomberg News: NORC research and findings show a growth in the number of stay-at-home Moms More
Posted: 4.15.2014 5:15PM
Press Release Paul J. Lavrakas Ph.D. Joins NORC at the University of Chicago as a Senior Fellow More
Posted: 4.15.2014 12:44PM
News NBC News: The AP-NORC Center shows how seniors are staying in the labor force in America More
Posted: 4.14.2014 5:28PM
News Five thirty eight: Nate Silver cites the AP-NORC Center to discuss parents and their understanding of the Common Core More
Posted: 4.11.2014 4:53PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center looks at the attitudes of American job seekers More
Posted: 4.10.2014 9:01AM
News The Atlantic, at Yahoo!: According to The AP-NORC Center's research and findings, it doesn't hurt to like your neighbors in the wake of a disaster More
Posted: 4.10.2014 8:59AM
News SALON.com: The GSS provides data and the possible link between being tech savvy and not being religious More
Posted: 4.9.2014 10:03AM

Events

The International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design & Implementation, NORC Bethesda, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 More
Posted: 3.25.2014 5:14PM
American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Thursday, April 03, 2014 More
Posted: 3.25.2014 1:10PM

Publications

"The State of Survey Methodology: Challenges, Dilemmas, and New Frontiers in the Era of the Tailored Design." Stern, M.J., Bilgen, I. and Dillman, D.A., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.14.2014 9:23AM
"Transitions in Gambling Participation during Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood." Bray, B.C., Lee, G.P., Liu, W., Storr, C.L., Ialongo, N.S. and Martins, S.S., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.7.2014 9:13AM
"Welfare Reform and Children's Early Cognitive Development." Chyi, H., Ozturk, O.D. and Zhang, W., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.4.2014 8:42AM
"Different Sources of Information." Goerge, R.M., 2014 More
Posted: 4.4.2014 8:34AM
"What Happens to High-Achieving Females after High School? Gender and Persistence on the Postsecondary STEM Pipeline." Perez-Felkner, L.C., McDonald, S-K. and Schneider, B.L., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.3.2014 10:51AM
"Female and Male Adolescents' Subjective Orientations to Mathematics and the Influence of Those Orientations on Postsecondary Majors." Perez-Felkner, L.C., McDonald, S-K., Schneider, B.L. and Grogan, E., 2012 More
Posted: 4.3.2014 10:37AM
"The Changing Landscape: Enhancing the Public School Option for Black Youth." Perez-Felkner, L.C., Hedberg, E.C. and Schneider, B.L., 2011 More
Posted: 4.3.2014 10:30AM
"Consequences of Teen Childbearing for Child Abuse, Neglect, and Foster Care Placement." Goerge, R.M. and Harden, A., 2008 More
Posted: 4.2.2014 1:38PM

Job Postings

Survey Specialist More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM
Communications Coordinator - Business Ventures and Innovation More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:26PM
Now Hiring: Field Interviewers More
Posted: 9.19.2011 4:32PM
Systems Analyst More
Posted: 8.30.2011 8:22PM

Expert Spotlight

Our Research

NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in these and other research topics:

Name Here Please
1/14
Energy 1/14

Energy policy and issues require solutions that cannot be determined without careful research and analysis. NORC's approach to energy is innovative, multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersections of policy questions in the security, energy, and environmental spheres to provide data and analysis to support informed decision making. Read more

Children and Youth 2/14

​When, and why, do things go wrong for the most vulnerable young people? NORC’s comprehensive expertise and multi-disciplinary approach is helping to find the answers that enable children and youth reach their full potential. Read more

Poverty 3/14

​When public housing was demolished in major cities, what happened to the families who lived there? How is poverty tied to race, gender, and even neighborhood or family culture? NORC’s expertise in poverty research sheds light on the individual and systemic issues linked to poverty. Read more

Human Development 4/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Human Development.​​​​ Read more

Substance Use 5/14

Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs.   Read more

International Development 6/14

Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Australia.  NORC’s international team works on projects that span the globe, providing technical assistance, fielding surveys, and helping to evaluate whether development and assistance programs have a positive, long-term impact and serve aid recipients efficiently and effectively. Read more

Security 7/14

Security has traditionally been viewed through the lens of national defense, but world events over the last decade have expanded the public perception of security to include issues of community resiliency that go beyond physical defense and are intertwined with issues of energy and environment.  NORC brings together energy, security and environmental expertise to enrich work on complex, vital security projects. Read more

Environment 8/14

Reconciling our standard of living and booming demand for growth with the scarcity of resources and pollution emissions is one of the most difficult and urgent challenges of our time. NORC’s dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies brings together experts in energy, public health, security, and environment to address a broad spectrum of issues with implications for national security, the economy, and public health. Read more

Health 9/14

Drawing on 70 years of healthcare, public health and mental health research, NORC has developed effective, innovative ways to conduct research in this rapidly changing, technology-intensive field. Our interdisciplinary team provides data and analysis to help find solutions to tough issues such as healthcare cost, access, and quality. Read more

Education 10/14

From the first GI bill to the No Child Left Behind law, NORC has played a critical role in educational research and understanding what nurtures academic achievement. Collaborative relationships and data collection expertise build knowledge about students ranging from pre-schoolers to doctoral program graduates. Read more

Criminal Justice 11/14

It’s one of society’s most costly institutions, but are efforts to reform the justice system effective, cost efficient, and improving our safety?  NORC’s interdisciplinary expertise illuminates multiple perspectives within the legal and justice systems on the impact of reform efforts and diverse topics such as victimization in middle school dating, prison violence, drug markets, and resources for prosecutors and law enforcement.  Read more

Special Populations 12/14

The complex challenges of studying special populations—minorities, veterans, children, the disabled, prisoners, the elderly—requires cultural competency and advanced research methodologies. NORC’s expertise helps evaluate the programs aimed at improving the circumstances of these groups. Read more

Sustainability 13/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Sustainability.
​​​ Read more

Economics 14/14

The fallout of recent financial crises may be with us long after the global economy starts to recover. NORC helps organizations respond with some of the most frequently cited and richest sources of data: the General Social Science Survey, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, and the Survey of Consumer Finances. Read more