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Let us help you use your

Data for Change

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Santa Clara County-supported family resource center.

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About

OUR PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE LIVES

In 1980, four researchers from UC Santa Cruz came together with a mission:  Gather data.  Use data.  Spark change.

For over 40 years, Applied Survey Research (ASR) has been helping people build better communities. As a growing non-profit social research consulting firm, our offices in Watsonville, San Jose, and Sacramento, California help many cities, counties, foundations, coalitions and organizations measure and advance the quality of life for the people they serve.  We offer award-winning research services such as community needs assessments, homeless assessments, strategic planning, program design, program evaluation, and online data dashboarding.

 

​We are best known for our ability to help partners like you gather key data on the issues affecting your population, and to help you use this information to create strategic, lasting, and impactful solutions.  Our diverse team of researchers enjoys the privilege of learning about your efforts, and helping guide your team each step of the way until you have the answers you need.

Our job is to help you create a path toward 

your desired results, measure your

impact and tell your story. 

Let's work together to spark lasting change.

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President & Founder
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In 1980, four researchers from UC Santa Cruz came together with a mission:  Gather data.  Use data.  Spark change.

For over 40 years, Applied Survey Research (ASR) has been helping people build better communities. As a growing non-profit social research consulting firm, our offices in Watsonville, San Jose, and Sacramento, California help many cities, counties, foundations, coalitions and organizations measure and advance the quality of life for the people they serve.  We offer award-winning research services such as community needs assessments, homeless assessments, strategic planning, program design, program evaluation, and online data dashboarding.

 

​We are best known for our ability to help partners like you gather key data on the issues affecting your population, and to help you use this information to create strategic, lasting, and impactful solutions.  Our diverse team of researchers enjoys the privilege of learning about your efforts, and helping guide your team each step of the way until you have the answers you need.

Our job is to help you create a path toward 

your desired results, measure your

impact and tell your story. 

Let's work together to spark lasting change.

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PASSIONATE

TEAM

97%

of partners agreed

that ASR demonstrated compassion and “heart” for the issues they seek to address in their community

Source: ASR 2018 Partner Survey
Services

WHAT WE DO

We help our partners collect data, understand what’s working and what’s not, and identify what actions can be taken to create meaningful and lasting change. 
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Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

"The investment made in selecting ASR as our evaluator has strengthened our systems, accountability, partnerships as well as funding by a minimum of three folds. 
For small counties who think they cannot afford to have ASR as their evaluator, learn from us — invest in this amazing partnership so that you can grow and diversify your resources."
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Karen Pautz
Executive Director, First 5 Siskiyou

Contact

CONTACT US

Let’s Work Together

CENTRAL COAST

55 Penny Lane, Suite 101 | P.O. Box 1927
Watsonville, CA 95077

Phone: 831.728.1356 | Fax: 831.728.3374

BAY AREA

1871 The Alameda, Suite 180
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408.247.8319 | Fax: 408.260.7749

SACRAMENTO

5440 Park Dr. Ste. 104
Rocklin, CA 95765

Phone: 408.483.8471

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