DRDC & NORC
The Data Research and Development Center is one
of five academic research centers located at NORC,
a national organization for research at the University of Chicago.
NORC pursues research to help resolve a wide range of social issues
— through the design and implementation of complex surveys
and other data collection strategies, and through the objective,
sophisticated interpretation of social science data using advanced
statistical and other analytic techniques.
NORC's research centers provide an interdisciplinary environment
in which University of Chicago faculty and their students conduct
social science research, supported by the methodological and analytic
expertise, training, and computing and other administrative services
NORC offers. DRDC staff benefit greatly from their co-location
with the four other nationally recognized centers studying families,
health, schooling, and employment (The
Population Research Center), issues facing working parents
and their children (The
Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children & Work) ,
the demography and economics of aging, health policy, and biodemography
Center on Demography and Economics of Aging), and the social
organizations and the sociology of education (The
Ogburn-Stouffer Center for the Study of Social Organizations).