Our philosophy is to design and conduct studies that are customized to the needs of each individual client. Our project managers have extensive experience helping organizations evaluate needs, define research goals, and design effective research strategies. We provide survey research, qualitative research, data entry and verification, transcription, and statistical analysis and reporting services.
A full range of data collection methods are available, including telephone, web, and mail surveys, in-person or telephone depth interviews, and focus groups. Data analysis can simple, such as providing a frequency report of respondents' answers to questions. Or we can create detailed cross tabulations that illustrate the relationships between respondents' answers and multiple variables, such as age, income level, or geographic location.
Whether your project is large or small, whether you need us to design and conduct research from beginning to end, or whether you simply need help analyzing existing data, we have the expertise to help you meet your goals.
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Center for Opinion Research
Floyd Institute for Public Policy
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
(717) 358-4401 (Office Administrator/General Information)
(866) 366-7655 (Toll-Free Call Center)
(717) 358-4632 (Local Call Center)
(717) 358-4666 (Fax)
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday, 3 pm - 7 pm
To get to the F&M Campus:
From Route 30, take the Harrisburg Pike exit.
Get on to Harrisburg Pike toward Lancaster. Stay on this road for about two miles. After you pass the Turkey Hill Minute Market on the right, take the next right into the Williamson parking lot—you will be just across from Iron Hill Brewery on the left. Drive into the lot and look for a spot reserved for the Center for Opinion Research.
To get to the Harris Center, once you are on campus
Please use this map to help you navigate the F&M Campus. Both the Harris Center and parking areas are clearly marked.
It is easiest to park in the Williamson Lot (Lot H).
Walk to the left of the Science Library (building 47). Follow this sidewalk to the top the small hill. You will see the Harris Center (building 24) right in front of you.
Use the entrance with the stairs and the ramp to enter the building. When you walk into the building, you can take the elevator to the 3rd floor by going through the door for the 1st floor (straight ahead) and making a left.
The elevator will also be on you left. You could also take the stairs to the 3rd floor, which are to your left as soon as you enter the building. (There will be directional signs posted).
Our Office Location
The Center for Opinion Research office is located on the third floor of Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government & Public Policy (building 37)View On Maps
The Center for Opinion Research is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost survey research organizations. We design innovative and thoughtful research solutions to help our clients answer important questions and make strategic decisions.