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Applied Social Research Laboratory

Department of Sociology and Anthropology


ASRL has two primary functions:
1) to carry out telephone, web, or in-person surveys as well as focus group sessions for local or regional organizations and companies that desire high quality, accurate and representative research on citizens/consumers; and
2) to assist in the development of grant and contract programs that involve research or the evaluation of programs and services promulgated by government or non-profit organizations.

Housed at ASRL is an 11-station Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing phone lab, facilities for conducting interviews and focus groups, and software and hardware to produce and process both web and paper based surveys.

Part of what makes the ASRL unique is that it is fully integrated with the Masters of Sociology program at ETSU; graduate students (as well as some undergraduates) get hands-on experience planning and conducting research, assisting with data analysis, and working with ASRL faculty on report writing and presentations.The real-world research and project management experience that students receive here makes our students competitive whether they are pursuing employment opportunities or additional education. 

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