The Henley lab can assist faculty by
providing research assistance. Our student researchers have been trained in the
use of SPSS, EXCEL and GIS. They have all completed methods training and can
assist with projects involving experiments, focus groups, content analysis and
survey research, as well as other techniques. Additionally, we can help you find
student collaborators. Currently, students and faculty in History, Political
Science, Sociology and Communication Studies are working on projects together.
Some of these collaborations have led to students and faculty co-authoring
Online Survey Research
The lab also has a Zoomerang
account and we can work with you to conduct online surveys and experiments. We
can also assist you in obtaining local, national and even international samples
for your study.
In addition, if you require students in your courses to complete projects
using quantitative methods, they can get help in the lab five days a week.
Please, contact the Director, Dr. Ann Gordon, to discuss your specific
Secondary Data Analysis
Interdisciplinary Faculty Work Groups
The Henley lab collects and
maintains an archive of social science data. In
addition, we are Chapman University’s gateway to the Inter-University Consortium
for Social and Political Research, or ICPSR at the University of Michigan.
The HSSRL encourages and supports interdisciplinary research through the creation of faculty work groups. Current groups include:
Health Care Policy and Communication in the 2008
This group brings together researchers from three
universities and two disciplines.
in this group represent two disciplines and have already published some
preliminary results on the California Wildfires in the Wilkinson
Debate Watch and Uvote 2008
Researchers in two
disciplines at Chapman joined the prestigious Uvote 2008
Uvote 2008 is a non-partisan group of students and professors from more
than 28 college and university campuses working to engage young citizens in
political and civic life. It is a nonprofit organization and do not support or
endorse any political party or candidate.
The main focus is to make young voters aware of how important it is to
exercise their rights. We study political communication patterns of
university-age voters in order to develop programs and messages that enhance the
interest and participation of this group.
Uvote2 008 has more than 50 members working together to:
- gather and analyze data on campaign messages (television spots, debates, Web
sites, newscasts, newspapers, talk shows and alternative media formats)
- measure responses to these messages through experiments, surveys, and focus
- organize and sponsor activities on our own campuses to encourage greater
participation among young voters
- publicize the outcomes of our project through conventional scholarly outlets
(conference programs, journal articles, books) and through promotion of our work
on the Internet and through media outlets.
Political Communication and Advertising Study
Henley lab is currently collecting data for this project. We are working with
two other university labs and the data will be available to Henley lab users
when it is complete.
If you would like to join an existing faculty research group, create a group
or obtain research assistance, please contact: Dr. Ann Gordon (email@example.com)