Office of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

The Office of Survey Research was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 1986 to produce expert survey and field research for academic, government, non-profit, and business clients. Operating under the Annette Strauss Institute, OSR is run by an experienced staff and is equipped with facilities specifically designed for focus groups and telephone interviewing.

The Office of Survey Research can provide any or all of the basic services of survey research, including: questionnaire design, sampling, data collection and statistical analysis for telephone, mail and internet surveys. Bilingual (Spanish/English) questionnaire translation and interviewing are also available.

OSR surveys have enabled ground-breaking research in the areas of women's health, political participation, and transportation. Clients have included state and federal agencies, academic researchers, foundations, policy institutes and local governments.

The OSR Code of Ethics

  • Ensuring that data and analysis are of the highest quality.
  • Ensure the protection and maintain the rights of all subjects involved in studies.
  • Stress the importance of unbiased research practices for every project.

Philosophy & Goals

OSR serves a clientele that includes such diverse interests as state, academic, non-profit and federal agencies. As a result, OSR understands the importance of being flexible, efficient and responsive while insuring the integrity and quality of every research project undertaken.

OSR is a member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).


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