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Welcome to CHRR! We are a multidisciplinary research organization affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. We specialize in developing state-of-the-art survey software, designing survey instruments, overseeing field work, and generating and disseminating fully documented data sets to researchers in government, private research organizations, and universities around the world. Learn more.

Ohio Mid-Market Business Study 2011

What can be done to improve the competitive environment of Ohio businesses? This report by The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and CHRR provides an in-depth look at answers from Ohio’s Mid-Market companies. Mid-market companies, which are businesses with more than 20 workers and over $5 million in yearly sales, are the key to understanding the economy of Ohio since they employ the majority of the state’s workforce.

Ohio Mid-Market Business Study 2011

How the Recession May Change America

New Ideas on Economic Policy
from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Economic policy is in the forefront of a lot of people’s minds today. Forefront, the Cleveland Fed’s showcase of policy ideas, is devoted to critical policy issues facing our region and the nation at-large.

CHRR is honored to have the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland using the Consumer Finance Monthly (CFM) data in their article, so please check it out!

If you are interested in learning more about the CFM data, please click here or contact us.

Forefront Magazine (article link here)

2011 Research Expo

CHRR will be participating in the 2011 Research Expo at The Ohio State University on November 8th, please join us!

click here for more details

Have you done a survey on the iPhone yet?

Coming soon, a new view for data in Investigator!

CFM Tree

The new tree view will allow users to search for data hierarchically. The data are categorized into a tree structure. Users will open and close nodes to find data, much like file folders or product catalogs. The new tree view will also provide the user with a quick overview of the major categories that the data are grouped into. The new tree view in Investigator will be available this year, so check back soon!

CFM Newsletter 2010 - Q4 Issue 4 - Just Released!


We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We value each and every relationship and want to say “Thank You” for your help in our success. Your Consumer Finance data will be here when you get back to work. Updated and ready for you to query and evaluate how the American Household faired in 2010. 4th quarter data will be available no later than January 15, 2011.

Please log into the Investigator to select and extract your variables.

CFM Newsletter 2010 - Q4 Issue 4

Ohio Study Information

ohio study

Information about the Ohio Study is now available! Please click the links below for more information about the study.
    Ohio Study Flyer
    Principal Investigator Letter

Purpose of Study - This study is intended to collect information on how children spend their time outside of the home and school: where they go, who they spend time with, and what they do when not in home or school. Adolescents who get involved with drugs, violence, or risky sexual activity typically do so when they are not at home or in school, so it’s important to understand how this time is used differently across families and communities.

Principal Investigators - Dr. Chris Browning, Professor of Sociology at The Ohio State University, and his colleagues, Drs. John Casterline, Elizabeth Cooksey, Mei-Po Kwan, and Zhenchao Qian are conducting this research.

Principal Implementers - Margaret Lowden and Wes Whitmore are the principal implementers of all phases of the project and full-time staff at CHRR. Their work includes questionnaire programming, sample design, preparation of all training materials, and troubleshooting for technical problems that may include the Web Survey and Vicidial support.

Survey Software is iPhone and Tablet compatible!


Our online Survey software is compatible with a wide range of products, including the iPhone and next generation Tablet PC's! Ideal for mobile surveys! Whether it is one-on-one interviewing or self-administered surveys, our Survey software is powerful and easy to use.

New Locator Question Type!


Our online Survey software now integrates with v3 of the Google Maps API. This allows for real-time geocoding and address look-ups. If an address is not known, a search box is provided to aid in finding what you need!


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