The Institute for Survey & Policy Research (ISPR) was established in 1968 as the Social Science Research Facility to provide research support services to faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As the UW-Milwaukee Institute for Survey and Policy Research, the former SSRF has, over time, evolved into a multidisciplinary research organization. ISPR is currently a major research resource for the UW-Milwaukee community, the Greater Milwaukee area, and the state of Wisconsin.
ISPR is involved in several academic/research activities. While its scope has been expanded, the institute remains committed to social science research and education at UW-Milwaukee, playing a major role as an educational technology leader in the campus community. The following is a summary of the activities of ISPR:Survey Research Services:
- Questionnaire Design
- Data Collection
- Statistical Analysis and Reporting
- Proposal Assistance
The Wisconsin Poll: A quarterly survey of adults in Wisconsin on a variety of political, social, economic, and public policy issues.
Microcomputing Courses: Short courses on the use of microcomputers in the Social Sciences.
Economic Impact Studies: Impact studies using Input-Outpul modeling techniques.
Economic Forecasts: Using econometric modeling techniques, ISPR provides quarterly forecasts of the Wisconsin economy by sectors.
Monitoring Wisconsin: A quarterly newsletter published by ISPR.
Survey Research Lab: The Institute for Survey and Policy Research maintains a modern, state-of-the-art, computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) lab.
As the director of UWM Institute for Survey & Policy Research, Dr. Arora has guided the transformation of the former SSRF from a punch-card data processing center to a respectable research institution with the latest in computing technology and a state of the art survey facility (a multi-workstation Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing - CATI - lab). An econometrician and professor of Economics, Dr. Arora is extensively involved in the development of social science research and teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.For more information please contact:
Dr. Swarnjit Arora
Director, Institute for Survey & Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P. O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201