Research

The Research unit conducts research to improve the quality of life through basic and applied research.  Additionally, the division houses the U. S. Census Information Center (CIC) and serves as an urban issues repository and clearinghouse.  Other services provided include Policy analysis; Census data research and training;  Dissemination of research findings and program information via newsletters, an online peer-reviewed journal, research reports and presentations; Focus group facilitation services; Survey development, distribution, and analysis services; Statistical analysis services; Needs assessment services; Instructional programs, forums, conferences workshops; and Technical assistance, consultation, and general advisory services.

Research Findings Dissemination
Findings from research conducted into problems that plague urban communities and are disseminated to a wider audience of policymakers, urban planners, service providers, and academic and lay community members via newsletters, an online peer-reviewed journal, research reports and presentations.

Focus Group Facilitation Services
Focus group facilitation is provided to collect information and provide reports regarding the opinions and knowledge of specific populations that are important to policymakers, urban planners, service providers, and academic and lay community members.