About the Public Policy Research Lab

The Public Policy Research Lab is a joint effort of the Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at LSU. We provide a variety of services including survey research, ‘big data’ analytics, social media tracking, and focus group interviews.

The Lab is primarily known for its telephone survey work. PPRL has 54 computer-assisted telephone interview call stations and a corps of highly-trained, well-supervised professional callers. It is one of the largest phone survey data collection facilities in the Southeastern Conference.

The Lab is dedicated to meeting the unique goals and objectives for each project by working closely with those seeking data, research expertise, or analysis. We combine professional capability, the latest data technologies, and the variety of intellectual assets available at LSU to serve our clients’ research needs.

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