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Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center
Bistra Anatchkova, Interim Director
UW Office Annex, Second Floor
Dept. 3925; 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Phone: (307)766-2189, Fax: (307)766-2759
The Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center was established at the University of Wyoming by Executive Order 2000-5 on September 16, 2000. In June 2004, it merged with the Survey Research Center to create the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC). The new name and broadened mission were formally recognized by the governor in Executive Order 2008-3.
WYSAC's purpose is to provide information for decision-makers by collecting, managing and analyzing data. WYSAC acts as a nucleus to the University for applied research, policy analysis, needs assessment and evaluation studies, with special emphasis on topics related to education, the environment, criminal justice, and substance abuse. WYSAC personnel provide assistance to the academic community, University administrative units and both the public and private sectors throughout Wyoming and the region. Interested parties can call upon the center's expertise in survey methods, evaluation research, and information technology to carry out their data collection and analysis on a contract basis.
Services include opinion polling, drawing and construction of samples, design of questionnaires, computer data recording, tabulation of data, policy analysis and software development. A computer-assisted telephone interviewing system (CATI) is maintained in the center for use by trained interviewers. The center has staff knowledgeable in current US postal regulations for mail surveys, along with hardware and software for scanning the returns. Surveys are also conducted by e-mail, on the Internet, through in-person interviewing and in focus groups. The center offers paid employment and internships to students assisting in such tasks.
For further information on WYSAC or if interested in a graduate assistantship with WYSAC, contact WYSAC via the contact information provided.