Dissemination and Knowledge Management

​The effective dissemination of data and the knowledge gained from it are at the core of the scientific mission. The tasks required to prepare and deliver data both for research and to inform policy have been central to NORC’s identity throughout its history. Our staff has developed cutting edge methodologies that they use when creating data products, whether for large-scale public distribution or internal client use.  These methodologies assess and ameliorate the risk of disclosing the identities of survey respondents and public program participants. We have also been actively engaged in new methods of delivering data through web technologies and applications. Data are now used by many new constituencies for whom traditional methods of delivering data are not useful. We work with our clients to develop the most effective way of communicating and delivering the data we collect to these new audiences.

Specific areas of expertise include:

Representative Projects

American Competitiveness Survey.

In collaboration with Principal Investigators John Walsh from Georgia Tech and Ashish Arora and Wes Cohen from Duke University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NORC collected survey data from more than 6,600 U.S. businesses via computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI). More

Capital Needs of Small Rural Hospitals. To gain insights into the capital needs of small rural hospitals and the hospitals access to capital, a survey was mailed to administrators of 950 rural hospitals with under 50 beds.  More

Kenya Urban Program Baseline Study. The World Bank has contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to undertake a baseline study of the demographic, infrastructure, and economic profile of 15 Kenyan municipalities. More

Medicare Beneficiary Outcomes in Rural and Urban Home Health Agencies. This study was conducted to determine whether rural and urban home care agencies differ in terms of patient care outcomes, and to ascertain whether there are agency characteristics that are associated with better or worse outcomes. More

Rural Hospital Participation in the 340B Drug Discount Program. The 340B drug pricing program enables certain types of safety net organizations to obtain deeply discounted medications, at prices below the "best price" typically offered to Medicaid agencies. The 2003 Medicare Modernization Act revised eligibility criteria, thereby allowing many rural hospitals to participate. More

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Headlines

News Discover Magazine: Considering post-Millenial children with data and support from the GSS More
Posted: 7.17.2012 7:44PM
News The Los Angeles Times: Employment issues for transgender workers, with findings from the General Social Survey More
Posted: 6.13.2012 3:20PM
News Comparing Republican ideology of today with the 1970s, with help from the GSS More
Posted: 3.30.2012 4:03PM
News The Los Angeles Times: The increasing gap between conservatism and science, with data and findings from the General Social Survey More
Posted: 3.29.2012 4:26PM
News The Chicago Tribune: A look at one Chicago lesbian couple, with input and statistics from the GSS More
Posted: 3.14.2012 2:13PM

The NORC Data Enclave

​The NORC Data Enclave archives, curates, and indexes the data; provides researchers remote and onsite secure access to the data; and statistically protects confidential information.  Learn more

Contacts

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266