Our goal is to promote the quality, relevance, and Usability of data.

We understand the importance of expert statistics in informing discussion, driving decisions, and shaping policy at the national, state, and local levels. Our work serves real people and addresses real issues in health, education, labor/workforce, and social equality.

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About the Center

The Center for Survey Methods (CSM) supports the design, collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistics that are objective, accurate, and timely.

By employing leading-edge approaches built on methodologically-sound research and established theory, we provide our clients with the most efficient solutions to their research questions.

As part of the largest behavioral and social science research organization in the world, our comprehensive team of experts works with federal statistics and large, complex surveys in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Our expertise covers every step of the survey research process, bringing a breadth and depth of knowledge in:

Our Staff

Our large, versatile team offers clients access to survey methodologists, sampling statisticians, psychometricians, application and database developers, and statisticians with experience in a variety of social and behavioral science fields.

About AIR

American Institutes for Research

Founded in 1946, The American Institutes for Research (AIR), is driven by the mission "to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving peoples' lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged."

The intellectual and cultural diversity of our more than 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts in many fields, including survey methodology, statistics, education, psychology, sociology, economics, psychometrics, public health, health care, mental health, computer programming, software design, graphics, and video communications – all in pursuit of innovative answers to any challenge.   More at www.air.org.