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Survey Development Services
The Behavioral Science Measurement Lab (BSML) facilitates survey design, measurement, and data collection for social, behavioral, and population research, specializing in prevention and health promotion research. Within the PRCHN, the BSML provides expert advice and assistance on survey design, format and modality and data collection processes These survey development services include:
  • Consultation on survey design
  •  Assistance in selection of standardized measures
  • Consultation in development of new measures (reliability and validation studies)
  • Assistance with data collection and field operations protocol development
  • Full-service survey development on multiple platforms (paper, electronic, scannable form).
  • In-house computer lab for self-service survey development and execution
  • Technical assistance with survey development software
  • Rental of data collection equipment (PDAs, laptops, tablets) and scannable data processing tools (Teleform) with local and remote (fax-back) options
  • Support for data entry and management
  • Trainings to learn Teleform and Qualtrics survey software packages 
The BSML's survey development services are designed to serve both academic faculty and community partners to facilitate the conduct of prevention research and are available as a resource to all faculty and trainees at affiliated institutions.

The BSML has office space with two dedicated work stations with licensed Teleform and Qualtrics survey software. Both work stations are set up to allow for use of a variety of survey design software packages to facilitate paper-based or computer-based surveys, as well as audio-enhancement. The BSML has a large bank of personal digital assistants (PDAs, or handheld computers), laptops, iPads, tablet computers and related equipment available for rental, as well as the ability to record survey sound files in-house. The BSML also has a resource library of sample protocols for review related to survey development, field protocol, and data management.

Survey Development Services 




Initial Consultation

Director or Research Associate

Free First Hour

Project Consultation


$125 / hr

Technical Assistance

Research Associate

$60 / hr

2 hr. Basic Training

Research Associate

$120 / hr

Data Entry

Research Associate or Assistant

$25-60 / hr

Please contact us for pricing on survey development services:
  • Additional services including lab usage of licensed software, printing services, temporary data storage, and cost of purchasing an encrypted flash drive.
  • Can create packaged services for individuals or groups.

Data Collection Equipment Rental
Data collection equipment is available for rent to assist investigators with conducting research. 

Rental Equipment

Length of Time


Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

2 wks


Tablet Computer

Per week



Per week



Per pair for duration


Secure Digital (SD) Card

Per card for duration


Touch Screen Stylus

Per stylus for duration


*Dependent upon quantity. 

Contact Information:

Director, Erika S. Trapl, PhD