Our Services

As experts in the survey research field, we want to help wherever you are in the process. In addition to the paid services below, BOSR offers two hours of free consultation to discuss your research needs and goals, provide a budget estimate, review a questionnaire, help fill out an IRB form, or provide other minimal consulting. 


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Examples of the services BOSR offers can be found in the cards below.

“I am so much more likely to submit a grant with a data collection component because I can turn to BOSR and they will help me design an effective data collection strategy, write up the protocol, and produce the budget for the proposal. What a gem of a resource!”

Julia McQuillan, UNL Professor of Sociology

Research Design

  • Survey Design Consulting
  • Questionnaire design and development
  • Sampling Design
  • Cost/Budget estimation

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Assistance and preparation for filling out IRB forms
  • Help think through various elements of a project's protocol
  • Ensure the IRB protocol is followed

Data Collection

  • Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) 
  • Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) 
  • Mail surveys 
  • Web-based surveys 
  • Mixed-mode data collection 
  • In-person interviewing 
  • Observational data collection
  • Cognitive interviewing 
  • Focus group facilitation 
  • NebrASKa Voices panel 
  • Program evaluation

Data Processing

  • Data entry and verification 
  • Audio file transcription 
  • Data coding 
  • Data weighting and analysis 
  • Technical report writing 


  • Assistance with summative and formative evaluations
  • Development of evaluation plans
  • Question development
  • Questionnaire design
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Assistance with measuring outcomes, program impact and reporting
  • Assist with department accreditation surveys

Research Support

  • Assist in recruiting participants for focus groups or in person research
  • Focus group facilitator training
  • Facilitate translation through NETIC with the Department of Modern Languages
  • Research access to NebrASKa Voices Panel