Welcome to the Survey Research Centre

The Survey Research Centre offers a spectrum of services ranging from design consultation to survey data collection to data analysis. Our directors and associate director are experts in survey design and methodology, and have more than 75 years of combined experience. Since 1999 the Survey Research Centre has worked to develop expertise in rigorous, specialized academic research. Our focus is on maintaining a high standard of social science research for clients that include: academic researchers (both at the University of Waterloo and other institutions), university administration, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

For each research study, the Survey Research Centre:

  • Applies years of experience and knowledge of best practice approaches and current developments in methodology to help maximize response rates
  • Adheres to strict policies and procedures in order to collect high quality data 
  • Provides transparency and full reporting of survey conduct to respond to researchers’ needs when publishing in refereed journals, or to account to granting agencies or public bodies
  • Provides exceptional client service

Applying for a research grant?

Learn about a new, no-cost Office of Research partnership to help UWaterloo researchers with grant applications.

Partnership with Institutional Analysis & Planning

The Survey Research Centre has partnered with Institutional Analysis & Planning (IAP) to develop and administer several campus-wide surveys to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

The Student Experience Survey, the first survey administered through this partnership, aims to understand students' perceptions of their academic and non-academic learning environments and their experience at the University of Waterloo. These topics are explored through questions engaging students in subject matter about their general well-being, perceived efficacy of various instructional modalities and learning supports, and opinions on various strategic initiatives.

Read more about the Student Experience Survey on the IAP website:

https://uwaterloo.ca/institutional-analysis-planning/studentexperiencesurvey