The Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming seeks to provide clear, accurate, and useful information to decision-makers through applied social research, scientific polling, information technology services, and rigorous program evaluation.
Without bias and with the highest standards of validity, WYSAC collects, manages, analyzes, and reports data through research contracts for the public and private sector in Wyoming and throughout the nation.
The Evaluation Research unit conducts evaluation studies to inform funding decisions and policy making, especially in the areas of criminal justice, public health, substance abuse prevention, and education. The Evaluation Unit can provide assistance with the collection of original data, the compilation of administrative records, statistical analysis, interpretation of findings, report writing, needs assessments, and assistance with grant applications and project management.
The Survey Research unit provides assistance on research design, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation of statistical results. The Survey Unit can provide assistance with the writing of questionnaires, scientific sampling, pre-testing of survey instruments, survey administration, data entry, data analysis, and presentation of findings. WYSAC researchers in this unit have long experience with all modes of survey data collection and particular expertise on topics related to public health and environmental studies.
The Information Technology unit specializes in developing Internet- and Windows-based software solutions. The unit has experience in IT project management, systems analysis and modeling, database programming, Microsoft .NET-based software development, and graphic design. IT also maintains a reliable and secure environment that supports all WYSAC technology operations.