Related Centers/Programs at Harvard

Other centers and programs at Harvard often use survey data as the focus of research or programming.

National Bureau of Economic Research

The National Bureau of Economic Research is located in Cambridge.  In adition to providing extensive analysis of business and economic data, they operate the Boston area Census Research Data Center, which is available to qualified researchers. Link:

The Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey

Provides details of the survey: questions asked, reports, survey methods, and affiliates.  Attempts to find the level of connectedness amongst members of American communities. Link:

The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in American

The Seminar is an ongoing initiative of Professor Robert D. Putnam at the Kennedy School of Government. The project focuses on expanding what we know about our levels of trust and community engagement and on developing strategies and efforts to increase this engagement. Link:

Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Attempts to improve Greater Boston's governance by connecting scholars, students, and civic leaders.  The Kennedy School has pursued this through promoting community service, producing new ideas, and creating open forums for discussion. Link:

The Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Foster development within the social sciences field; offer advanced statistical and analytical tools. Link:

The Institute of Politics Survey Group

Researches the fall and spring polls on student engagement and attitudes toward politics and public service. Link:

Harvard Opinion Research Program

Assesses people's attitudes with respect to their knowledge, values, and experiences.  Researchers within this program have contributed to over 300 surveys within the US and 15 other countries. Link:

Adapting Statistical Methods for Public Research

The goal of this project is to analyze some existing statistical methods in public health, import relevant ones from other fields, and develop new ones to facilitate the analysis of available data. Link: