February 5, 2014
UIC’s Survey Research Laboratory has been getting answers for 50 years — designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys for academic, government and other public-interest entities.
Much of its work has moved to the Internet, but sometimes the old ways are still the best, says SRL Director Tim Johnson. In-person interviews, he said, “tend to produce the most reliable and representative information.”
“We’re working on two large community-based health surveys — one for UI Health and the other for Mount Sinai Hospital — that employ area probability samples and face-to-face interviewing throughout the city, ” Johnson said.
The Survey Research Laboratory will mark its half-century of service with a symposium at UIC on March 6, 2 – 4 p.m., in Meeting Room BC of the Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison St. A March 4 symposium will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A reception will follow each. Both events are free and open to the public.
The talks, in order, will include:
For information on this event or the SRL, go to www.srl.uic.edu/.
UIC ranks among the nation’s leading research universities and is Chicago’s largest university with 27,500 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state’s major public medical center. For more information about UIC, please visit www.uic.edu.