Survey Design

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

Representative Projects

2012 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). To provide an accurate sampling frame for the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) periodically sponsors the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA).  More

Developing Tools to Engage Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men (AMSM). ​​In 2015, NORC began work in partnership with the Fenway Institute for the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop an innovative social media based recruitment and data collection effort targeting 13 to 18 year old, gay, bisexual, questioning, and transgender youth who were born male. More

Outpatient Payment Policy Under Medicare: Recent Policy Developments from the Rural Perspective. ​This study was designed to examine outpatient payment options for rural hospitals, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and their potential impact on hospital revenue and rural access to health services.  More

Success Study of the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program. The Horatio Alger Association (HAA) Scholarship program is a national effort that awards financial scholarships and provides mentoring to at-risk students who have experienced different types of adversity while still demonstrating strong academic potential.  NORC is currently conducting Phase 1 of the Success Study of the HAA Scholarship Program to understand the factors associated with students’ abilities to overcome adversity. More

The Study of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) contracted with the Urban Institute and its partners -- NORC at the University of Chicago and Support Services International -- to conduct a national study of FDPIR and its participants. The last nationally representative study of FDPIR participants and programs was completed in 1990. More

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NORC Experts

Lance A. Selfa

Lance A. Selfa
Principal Research Scientist