Baruch College Survey Research (BCSR)
Baruch College Survey Research (BCSR), CUNY’s only survey research facility, designs and conducts surveys on a wide range of public affairs topics for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, media, and academic partners. BCSR regularly conduct telephone, online, mail, and multi-mode surveys, and can provide sampling, survey design, administration, weighting, analysis, and consultation for clients. BCSR utilizes the expertise of the Marxe School’s faculty, staff, graduate students, and highly trained interviewers.
BCSR’s team consists of professors and practitioners with extensive education and experience in all types of research methodology, survey design, and analysis. The team adheres to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Code of Professional Ethics and Best Practices, AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative, and complies with all IRB requirements.
Professor of Public Affairs, Marxe School, and Founder
Professor of Statistics and Computer Information Systems, Zicklin School of Business, and Sampling Statistician
Modeline De La Cruz
BCSR often seeks candidates for part-time telephone interviewer positions. If you are interested in applying to be a part-time telephone interviewer, please complete and submit the linked application. Baruch College students are encouraged to apply.
BCSR possesses the expertise and resources to conduct all phases of the survey research process. A full-service survey research facility houses a 24-station, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) lab staffed by trained, experienced interviewers. All interviewers are trained and certified in Human Subjects Research by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and are thoroughly monitored by supervisors and staff for quality and compliance.
BCSR surveys and qualitative research modes include:
- Computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI)
- Online (Qualtrics)
- Focus groups
- In-depth interviews
BCSR research services and capabilities include:
- Research Design
- Sampling and sampling design, including large scale and complex samples
- Questionnaire design and construction
- Foreign language interviewing and translation
- Random-Digit Dial landline and cellphone sampling
- Survey programming and pre-testing
- Data collection
- Coding and cleaning dataset
- Post-stratification weighting
- Data analysis
- Report writing and presentation
- Consultation on all aspects of survey research
Project costs vary depending on such factors as the survey methodology, number of respondents, length of survey, and sample design. BCSR advises clients on the best sample size, sample methodology, and the most productive and cost-effective methods for data collection and analysis. Initial consultations and quotes are complimentary.
Email MSPIA-BCSR@baruch.cuny.edu for information about services, reports, and survey cost estimates.
The list below represents some of the many surveys BCSR has conducted for state and federal agencies and private and nonprofit organizations.
BCSR leadership is frequently quoted in many media outlets in the New York Metro area and beyond. To access archived articles and releases featuring BCSR, click on the links below.