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Founded in 1967, Temple University Institute for Survey Research (ISR) is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic survey research centers in the U.S., with more than 40 years of experience conducting national, state, and local surveys, statistical research, focus group research, needs assessments, and program evaluations. The ISR is one of only three academic survey research centers in the U.S. with the historical experience of implementing national computer- assisted in-person surveys. ISR occupies 12,000 feet of newly renovated space in the ECEC building on Cecil B. Moore that includes a 35-seat call center.

For assistance with face-to-face, telephone frame, or web surveys contact Managing Director, Heidi E. Grunwald at 215-204-2217.

AAPOR Transparency Initiative Data Collection, Multi-Language, Call Center, Telephone/In-Person, Web Interviewing, Respondent Tracking/Locating, IVR Survey/Questionnaire Design, Multi-Language, Analysis, Research Design, Analysis, Sampling, Focus Groups Social Policy, Aging, Education, Childcare and Family Relationships, Welfare Health, Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs), Mental Health, Health Disparities Labor, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, Education, Employment and Training Program Evaluations Veterans Administration, VA Registry, Behaviors, Recruitment, Tracking


Research experience includes:

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Health services
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Substance abuse and mental health
  • Social and behavioral research
  • Criminal justice and social work
  • Hard-to-reach populations
  • At-risk youth and delinquency
  • Methodological consulting and training
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Clinical research



  • Computer-assisted in-person, telephone, and Web interviewing; mail survey; and multi-mode surveys
  • Sampling design, weighting, and complex variance estimation
  • Data management including: information systems and database design and development
  • Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-mode research design
  • Multilingual interviewing
  • Respondent tracking and tracing