The Center for Social Research (CSR) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is an applied social science research unit dedicated to providing a venue through which a wide variety of research activities are facilitated. The research team is composed of several full-time research staff, graduate students, and undergrads. Funding is garnered through grants and contracts from a variety of sources, including foundations, nonprofit organizations, and local, state, and federal entities, to address a broad array of topics, from early childhood and aging to housing and public health. The team has strengths in survey research, program evaluation, needs assessments, and social indicator projects such as North Dakota Compass. The team works synergistically and is dedicated to high quality research and reports.

The Center was previously under the direction of Dr. Richard Rathge who worked together with the full-time staff for nearly a quarter-century, including a period in which they served as the North Dakota State Data Center before transitioning research activities to the CSR in January 2012. The Center's current director is Dr. Nancy Hodur.

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