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.

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Representative Projects

Home Care in Rural America. Several provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) have affected Medicare-covered home health care, including the interim payment system and the introduction of a prospective payment system for Medicare services. In two previous studies, Project HOPE examined the impact of the BBA on rural home health agencies (HHAs) and rural Medicare home care users. 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

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997. The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), sponsored and funded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, is the youth-focused component of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) Program – a set of surveys used to gather information on the labor market experiences of American men and women.  More

Roadmap for the Adoption of Health Information Technology in Rural Communities. The goal of this project was to develop a reference document that would be provided to attendees at the Office of Rural Health Policy's September 2006 conference and widely distributed to other interested parties following the conference.  Based on a review of the relevant literature as well as exhaustive review of relevant web sites, this document compiles information designed to help all types of rural health care providers along the road to adoption of health information technology.  More

Use of Technology to Support Head Start Practice. ​The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to review the knowledge base related to the use of technology to support the practice of early childhood practitioners who work directly with children and families. 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