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Published Research "The Globalization of Surveys.", Smith, T.W. and Fu, Y-C., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 9.30.2014 9:22AM
News The Huffington Post: NORC Principal Research Scientist Tim Mulcahy discusses meth markets in America More
Posted: 9.27.2014 3:01PM
News The Atlantic: Looking to the GSS for data on how men and women regard gender roles More
Posted: 9.26.2014 4:13PM
News The Washington Post: How American parents view corporal punishment according to GSS survey data More
Posted: 9.26.2014 4:02PM
News Reuters: General Social Survey data provides insight in to blood donation More
Posted: 9.26.2014 3:49PM
Published Research "The Methamphetamine Industry in America: Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs.", Brownstein, H.H., Mulcahy, T.M. and Huessy, J., 2014 More
Posted: 9.26.2014 9:25AM
News PBS NewsHour: The AP-NORC Center's Long-Term Care in America poll shows how people over 40 might not be thinking about living assistance in their future More
Posted: 9.25.2014 10:41AM
Published Research "Patterns of Online Health Searching 2002-2010: Implications for Social Capital, Health Disparities and the De-Professionalization of Medical Knowledge.", Hale, T.M., Goldner, M., Stern, M.J., Drentea, P. and Cotten, S.R., 2014 More
Posted: 9.24.2014 9:49AM

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News The Huffington Post: NORC Principal Research Scientist Tim Mulcahy discusses meth markets in America More
Posted: 9.27.2014 3:01PM
News The Atlantic: Looking to the GSS for data on how men and women regard gender roles More
Posted: 9.26.2014 4:13PM
News The Washington Post: How American parents view corporal punishment according to GSS survey data More
Posted: 9.26.2014 4:02PM
News Reuters: General Social Survey data provides insight in to blood donation More
Posted: 9.26.2014 3:49PM
News PBS NewsHour: The AP-NORC Center's Long-Term Care in America poll shows how people over 40 might not be thinking about living assistance in their future More
Posted: 9.25.2014 10:41AM
News The New York Times: The perks of having friends, even if people don't have that many according to GSS data More
Posted: 9.23.2014 4:24PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center's Media Insight Project continues to look at how people take their news More
Posted: 9.23.2014 4:15PM
News Analytics Magazine: NORC Associate Director Kean Chew and Statistician Ben Duffey talk about Executive Vice President Mike Davern's keynote speech at the INFORMS Midwest Practice of Analytics Conference (IMPAC) More
Posted: 9.23.2014 4:04PM

Events

Using Incentives and Accountability to Improve Early Grade Reading Programs, a Global Reading Network Webinar, Online, Thursday, September 18, 2014 More
Posted: 9.16.2014 12:45PM

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Sparks: The NORC Blog Wine, Women, and Song—the Loss of Random Variation in Everyday Life More
Posted: 9.17.2014 10:55AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Supersize Me: Big Data and Survey Research More
Posted: 9.11.2014 1:33PM
Sparks: The NORC Blog How to Use Methods 101 to Read Online Reviews or Steadying the Hand of the Drunk Man More
Posted: 9.9.2014 3:39PM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Social Media, Surveys, and Public Policy: How Much Do We “Like” All These New Data Sources? More
Posted: 9.4.2014 10:00AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Old Person, New Data More
Posted: 9.3.2014 9:55AM

Publications

"The Globalization of Surveys." Smith, T.W. and Fu, Y-C., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 9.30.2014 9:22AM
"The Methamphetamine Industry in America: Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs." Brownstein, H.H., Mulcahy, T.M. and Huessy, J., 2014 More
Posted: 9.26.2014 9:25AM
"Patterns of Online Health Searching 2002-2010: Implications for Social Capital, Health Disparities and the De-Professionalization of Medical Knowledge." Hale, T.M., Goldner, M., Stern, M.J., Drentea, P. and Cotten, S.R., 2014 More
Posted: 9.24.2014 9:49AM
"The Personal News Cycle: A Focus on African American and Hispanic News Consumers." Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Tompson, T.N., and Rosenstiel, T., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 9.23.2014 9:32AM
"Health Benefits in 2014: Stability in Premiums and Coverage for Employer-Sponsored Plans." Claxton, G., Rae, M., Panchal, N., Whitmore, H.W., Damico, A., Kenward, K., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 9.19.2014 9:43AM
"Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable Hospital Admissions." Casalino, L.P., Pesko, M.F., Ryan, A.M., Mendelsohn, J.L., Copeland, K.R., Ramsay. P.P., Sun, X., Rittenhouse, D.R. and Shortell, S.M., 2014 More
Posted: 9.19.2014 9:39AM
"Hard-to-Survey Populations." Tourangeau, R., Edwards, B., Johnson, T.P., Wolter, K.M. and Bates, N. (eds)., 2014 More
Posted: 9.17.2014 9:28AM
"Hard-to-Survey Populations in Comparative Perspective." Smith, T.W., 2014 More
Posted: 9.17.2014 9:27AM

Job Postings

Data Technology Developer More
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SharePoint Developer More
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Manager, Web Surveys More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:26AM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:13PM
Communications Specialist – Website Design and Promotion More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:12PM
Research Analyst for Health Care Research in Bethesda More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:10PM
Survey Specialist More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM

The 2015 AP-NORC Center Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with The Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is proud to offer a 10-month fellowship for a journalist who will produce high-impact, data-driven journalism focused on the economics of Americans working longer. Learn more.

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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

Substance Use 2/14

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

Special Populations 3/14

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 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 Sustainability.
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Health 5/14

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

Energy 6/14

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

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

International Development 8/14

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

Poverty 9/14

​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

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

Economics 12/14

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

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

Human Development 14/14

​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