Center for Research Design and Analysis

Providing Excellence in Data Collection

The Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA) specializes in research projects aimed at solving complex problems and providing critical data and information to state and federal agencies for use in program planning and resource allocation. The Center also provides in-house research support to faculty, students, and community-based groups.

The Center has more than 50 years of experience and expertise in utilizing a wide range of data collection techniques for telephone, mail, and internet surveys. These techniques include a state-of-the-art computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system and computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) systems. In addition, the center uses TELEFORM, a sophisticated questionnaire design software used to fully automate large scale questionnaire mail-out projects. The Center's staff provide expertise in survey research, psychometrics, univariate and multivariate statistical analysis, research design, sampling, mathematical modeling and program evaluation.

Our History

The Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA) is an academically-based, multidisciplinary research institute under the Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. The institution, which was formerly known as Senator Alan Bible Center for Applied Research (SABCAR), was originally established in 1959 as the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Our Mission

The Center's mission is to provide the most valid and reliable data possible across a broad spectrum of data collection protocols and analysis activities. Since 1959 we have completed hundreds of random digit dial survey research projects ranging from sample sizes of 600 to 6000+ interviews.