Research Support Services

While best engaged early in the project lifecycle, the CSSR can consult at any point from grant proposal development to research design and data collection to analyzing and visualizing data for publication.

The CSSR’s highly trained team offers expertise in quantitative and computational social science including research design, data collection and management, statistical modeling and analysis, data visualization, and data science.

We have particular expertise in:

  • Survey & experimental research design, implementation, and analysis
  • Regression modeling
  • Natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Item response theory
  • Information retrieval
  • Bayesian statistics
  • General applied statistics
  • Social network analysis
  • Causal inference
  • Statistical simulation methods
  • R, Python, & Stata programming
  • Tableau & R Shiny data visualization   

Recent Research Support

Over the past three years, the CSSR has provided research support for Notre Dame faculty and researchers in the departments of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Anthropology, Art, Art History, & Design, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science & Engineering, Economics, History, Information Technology, Analytics, & Organization (ITAO), Music, Political Science, Psychology, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Sociology; School of Law; Keough School of Global Affairs; Eck Institute for Global Health; Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate; Institute for Educational Initiatives; Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health; Center for Research Computing; Environmental Change Initiative; Pulte Institute for Global Development; Division of Student Affairs; Notre Dame Research.

The CSSR has also provided research support for local and community organizations including Beacon Health System, Elkhart County Jail, St. Joseph County Department of Health, Saint Joseph Health System, Salvation Army, and United Way of St. Joseph County.    

How CSSR Research Support Works

The CSSR offers four free hours for an initial consultation to understand the scope and needs of a project, and provide initial support. In certain cases, the CSSR’s tasks can be accomplished within the four free hours. If more than four hours is required, as a core facility, the CSSR charges an hourly rate. Rates are set by Notre Dame Research and vary by PI affiliation (e.g., college, school) and the CSSR personnel’s designation as faculty or staff. Flexible arrangements can also be made, including the option to secure a portion of a CSSR personnel’s time through a percentage FTE buyout.For more information and to schedule an initial consultation, please contact Dr. Brian Fogarty, Director, Center of Social Science Research,