University at Albany

Center for Human Services Research

The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) is located at the University at Albany. CHSR has over 25 years of experience conducting evaluation research, designing information systems and informing program and policy development for a broad range of agencies serving vulnerable populations. Rigorous research and evaluation methods, strong relationships with project partners, and timely, accurate and objective information are hallmarks of CHSR’s work.

CHSR Senior Research Scientist Margaret Gullick lead a session at the 2019 American Evaluation Association meeting, on November 13, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. The presentation was titled: "Moving surveys into the future: Considerations for technology-friendly survey design” it focused on basic principles of survey design, survey design choices, and the impact of technology on these principles.


Gullick, M.M., Breen, M.L., & Barnes, C.C. (2019, November) Moving surveys into the future: Considerations for technology-friendly survey design. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

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    Evaluation & Research

    CHSR uses multiple research methods that are the most appropriate for the research areas of inquiry and populations being studied.

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    Systems & Software Development

    CHSR designs customized computer information solutions to meet the programmatic, administrative, and evaluation needs of human service providers and government agencies.

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    Program Development

    CHSR works with service providers to develop logic models, performance targets, and assist in preparing grant applications.