Survey Design

NORC has extensive experience in the design and implementation of household and establishment surveys.

Representative Projects

Involvement of State Offices of Rural Health in Emergency Preparedness Activities. In 2002, the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) released its report on emergency preparedness in rural communities as perceived by directors of state offices of rural health.  More

Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey. desThe National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects data on crime victimization in the United States. A nationally representative sample of households participates in this panel survey, where respondents ages 12 and over within the household report on crime incidents that they experienced in the six months prior to the interview. More

National Immunization Survey. The National Immunization Survey (NIS) produces high-quality estimates on the rate of immunization among young children in the U.S., considered a critical contributor to the prevention of childhood diseases. Administered by NORC at the University of Chicago since 2005, the NIS is one of the largest telephone surveys in the nation and its data are considered the gold standard for public health surveillance on immunization rates.  More

Post-Acute Care: A Rural and Urban Comparison. This multi-phase analysis examined whether discharge patterns for and use of post-acute care services by rural and urban hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries differ and, if they do, what the sources are of these different patterns. Claims data from the 2000-2001 Medicare Standard Analytical Files (SAF) were used to examine rural and urban patterns of post-acute placement in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), medical rehabilitation facility, or home care following discharge from an acute hospital.  More

Survey of Doctorate Recipients. NORC conducts the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).The SDR is a survey of 120,000 science and engineering doctorate recipients who earned their degrees from institutions within the United States. More

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NORC Experts

Lance A. Selfa

Lance A. Selfa
Principal Research Scientist