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American Population Panel Advancing Science for the Common Good

Information for researchers

As experts in survey science, CHRR established the APP to assist researchers by providing a group of volunteer respondents ready to participate in research surveys.

We are a multidisciplinary research organization with over 50 years of survey experience designing and administering traditional cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. Some researchers may already know us from our work on the National Longitudinal Surveys for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Panel Recruitment

We use a wide array of techniques to recruit participants including traditional address-based sampling methods, email enlistment, landline and cellphone recruitment, as well as non-traditional marketing campaigns run in print, digital media, and on multiple social media platforms.

We collect basic demographic information from respondents when they join the panel, and continue to build a more comprehensive profile with information collected from each successive survey they complete. This allows researchers to create focused subsamples and more easily access their target population.

Panel Benefits

Compared to traditional sampling methods, the American Population Panel offers researchers a cost-effective way to access respondents, while utilizing CHRR's expertise and services. Many academic research projects are done on a very tight budget and our main purpose is to help you get your projects up and running more inexpensively than if you had to recruit people yourself.

Another perk of working with the APP is that we program and test your survey instrument, produce a fully documented data set in Excel, SPSS, SAS, STATA, and R, and handle contacting and paying respondents. Additional services include: help with questionnaire authoring, data analysis, sample weight production, design and marketing, and IRB submission.

We work on a wide variety of research topics and look forward to talking with you about your next project!

Featured Projects

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The Next Gen project focuses on the media consumption of emerging consumers. The survey's objective is to gather self-report information on news and media consumption patterns, perceptions of media, and changing demographics. nextgen.org


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The National Sports and Society Survey (NSASS) is a landmark survey of 4,000 U.S. adults that collects information on sports-related attitudes and the dimensions and contexts of sports involvement experiences. nsass.org

Project Consultation

Are you interested in using the panel for your next research study?

Contact us by phone: 866-448-6075 9a-5p ET or email: panel@chrr.osu.edu to discuss your project and discover how we can help further your research.