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For the sake of clarity…A profile of National Research Center
Date joined: 01/03/2015
President / CEO: Dr. Tom Miller
National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) has conducted survey research and evaluation since 1994, and serves a variety of public entities including local governments, nonprofits and school districts. Besides individual projects, NRC has built and maintains a database of hundreds of thousands of respondent records in which a standard set of about 130 questions from The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™) have been answered by representative samples of the public.
According to NRC President Dr. Tom Miller, there was no question on whether the organization would join the Transparency Initiative. “Our government clients, especially, need credible survey research so that they can create or modify policies and programs that better serve constituents. The Transparency Initiative (TI) offers an imprimatur of quality that consumers of survey research can rely on because, by keeping with TI standards, survey research organizations produce a better product.  The mission and ethics of the TI also align with the core values of NRC and its staff. TI membership is an emblem of accountability that NRC is proud to live by and display,” Miller said.
In a recent survey of residents in Clive, Iowa, NRC demonstrated its strong commitment to transparency with a detailed methodology found in the technical appendices. This illustrates how an organization can provide methodological information to consumers of a survey, so those clients can easily identify trustworthy results.
AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative is proud to have National Research Center, Inc. as one of its charter members. To find out more about AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative, please visit http://www.aapor.org/transparency.aspx

TI Monthly Update: December 2016 TICC Meeting

TI Monthly Update: November 2016 TICC meeting 

  • AAPOR received a letter from the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) indicating their interest in the Transparency Initiative and noting their support for our shared value of scientific openness.
  • The TI is pleased to announce we have been formally endorsed by:
  • AASRO endorses the TI - During its annual meeting, held at the Bloustein School at Rutgers University, the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) formally endorsed AAPOR's Transparency Initiative and encouraged its member organizations to become part of the TI.
  • The editors of AAPOR's three journals, Public Opinion QuarterlyJournal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, and Survey Practice, now require the reporting of all Transparency Initiative disclosure elements as part of each manuscript submitted for peer review. For a complete list of those disclosure elements, see Section III.A of AAPOR's Code of Professional Ethics and Practices.