The Survey Research Institute (SRI) serves the Cornell community and a wide range of academic, non-profit, government, and corporate clientele. The institute leads major studies on subjects as varied as tracking risk behavior among New York City youth to analyzing Jordan refugee data for the United Nations. SRI’s primary services include web, phone, mail, or mixed-mode survey development and administration; survey research consultation; audio transcription of focus group facilitation; and data analysis. SRI manages over 100 projects per year with approximately 70 percent of work coming from the Cornell community, including Weill Cornell Medicine.
Recently, the institute worked on behalf of Samuel Bacharach, Organizational Behavior, to conduct a longitudinal study on the college-to-work transition and alcohol misuse by tracking graduating seniors who are planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. The research, sponsored by the National Institute of Health and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, followed at-risk college graduates from Cornell University, University of Michigan, University of Florida, and University of Washington for four years after graduation. Bacharach’s research aimed to identify the risk and protective factors that underlie trajectories of maintained misuse and to ultimately develop more effective evidence-based interventions.
SRI opened in 1996 with only three computerized call stations. Over the past two decades it has spearheaded more than 1,800 research projects. It is now a leader in the survey research community with expertise in complex and longitudinal studies, striving to provide the absolute highest quality product to their clients.