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News Salon.com: The General Social Survey has been surveying attitudes towards government spending for years More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:15PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center researched how Americans look at the quality of doctors More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:12PM
News The New York Times: The International Social Survey provides insight in to voter inequality More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:03PM
Published Research "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 More
Posted: 7.30.2014 9:59AM
Event The 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Saturday, August 02, 2014 More
Posted: 7.28.2014 3:57PM
News Slate: The Survey of Earned Doctorates gives us a good look at Ph.D.s and their job searches in STEM More
Posted: 7.24.2014 5:21PM
News Breitbart: General Social Survey research provides numbers and figures around gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations in the U.S. More
Posted: 7.24.2014 5:12PM
Published Research "Finding Quality Doctors: How Americans Evaluate Provider Quality in the United States.", Tompson, T.N., Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Reimer, R., Alvarez, E., Malato, D., Sterrett, D. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 7.23.2014 9:41AM

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News Salon.com: The General Social Survey has been surveying attitudes towards government spending for years More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:15PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center researched how Americans look at the quality of doctors More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:12PM
News The New York Times: The International Social Survey provides insight in to voter inequality More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:03PM
News Slate: The Survey of Earned Doctorates gives us a good look at Ph.D.s and their job searches in STEM More
Posted: 7.24.2014 5:21PM
News Breitbart: General Social Survey research provides numbers and figures around gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations in the U.S. More
Posted: 7.24.2014 5:12PM
News Bloomberg Businessweek: The General Social Survey asks questions about family, careers, and what gender has to do with both More
Posted: 7.22.2014 4:27PM
News The Washington Post: The GSS surveys gay, lesbian, and bisexual populations More
Posted: 7.22.2014 4:25PM
News CNN Money: The AP-NORC Center provides insight in to wealth and income in the U.S. More
Posted: 7.22.2014 4:19PM

Events

The 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Saturday, August 02, 2014 More
Posted: 7.28.2014 3:57PM

Publications

"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 More
Posted: 7.30.2014 9:59AM
"Finding Quality Doctors: How Americans Evaluate Provider Quality in the United States." Tompson, T.N., Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Reimer, R., Alvarez, E., Malato, D., Sterrett, D. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 7.23.2014 9:41AM
"Intraclass Correlations and Covariate Outcome Correlations for Planning Two- and Three-Level Cluster-Randomized Experiments in Education." Hedges, L.V. and Hedberg, E.C, 2013 More
Posted: 7.21.2014 11:11AM
"Age of First Arrest Varies by Gambling Status in a Cohort of Young Adults." Martins, S.S., Lee, G.P., Santaella, J., Liu, W., Ialongo, N.S. and Storr, C.L. , 2014 More
Posted: 7.16.2014 9:27AM
"Youth Aggressive/Disruptive Behavior Trajectories and Subsequent Gambling among Urban Male Youth." Martins, S.S., Liu, W., Hedden, S.L., Goldweber, A., Storr, C.L., Derevensky, J.L., Stinchfield, R., Ialongo, N.S. and Petras, H., 2013 More
Posted: 7.16.2014 9:25AM
"Gender Differences in Afghan Drug-Abuse Treatment: An Assessment of Treatment Entry Characteristics, Dropout, and Outcomes." Abadi, M.H., Shamblen, S.R., Courser, M., Johnson, K.W., Thompson, K., Young, L. and Browne, T., 2014 More
Posted: 7.10.2014 10:47AM
"Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program Evaluation: Interim Report." Meit, M.B., Hafford, C., Meyer, K., Knudson, A.D., Levintow, S., Gilbert, T., Langerman, H. and Alfaro, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 7.10.2014 10:42AM
"Evaluation of the Court Teams for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers: Final Report." Hafford, C., McDonnell, C., Kass, L. and DeSantis, J., 2009 Download the PDF
Posted: 7.8.2014 11:12AM

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NORC at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings

The American Statistical Association’s (ASA) 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will be held August 2 - 7, 2014 in Boston, and NORC will be in attendance. Most notably, NORC Senior Fellow, and the JSM’s 100th president, Fritz Scheuren will present  the history of the ASA and its presidents. Connect with NORC staff and learn more here

Expert Spotlight

Our Research

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

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Environment 1/14

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

Human Development 2/14

​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

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

Energy 4/14

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

Economics 5/14

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

Special Populations 6/14

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

Health 7/14

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

Substance Use 8/14

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

Criminal Justice 9/14

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

Security 10/14

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

Sustainability 11/14

​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.
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International Development 12/14

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

Children and Youth 13/14

​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

Education 14/14

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