Lehigh University’s Social Science Research Center (SSRC) is a premiere research facility designed to assist university faculty, government agencies, corporations, and community groups with designing, fielding, and analyzing social science research.  A unique aspect of the center is its support for the collection and rigorous analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.   The center is staffed by Lehigh University faculty and graduate students trained in a variety of methodological techniques.  Past projects have ranged from federally-funded and collaborative national academic research studies to small on-campus studies by undergraduates.  The SSRC also works closely with the community to conduct needs assessments, program evaluations, and market studies.  Our involvement in projects varies from one-time consulting on specific aspects of a research program to contracts for fully conducting a project from start to finish.