Our Company

Learn About SSRS

We are critical thinkers that get excited about the inherent problem-solving involved in survey based research

At SSRS, we believe in refining the research process.

We provide innovative methodologies, optimized sample designs, questionnaire refinement, and ways to reach low incidence populations.

Innovative Methodologies 100%
Optimized Sample Designs 100%
Questionnaire Refinement 100%
Reaching Low Incidence Populations 100%
Qualitative Data Analysis 100%

Executive & Account Teams

Our dedicated team works with clients to maximize quality and provide superior service.

Robyn Rapoport

Robyn Rapoport

VP - Health Care, Public Policy & International Research
Pat McCue

Pat McCue

EVP - Operations Financial Analyst
Chintan Turakhia

Chintan Turakhia

Executive Vice President, Strategic Research and Emerging Technologies

Our History

It started with a company called ICR. For over 30 years ICR has been designing and implementing research solutions for a broad range of clients. Over time, a number of academic and policymaker institutions recognized ICR’s capability of delivering high quality research based on methodological rigor. A team, also known as the Social Science Research Group at ICR, was created to care for these specific clients.

The sub group was such a success, it supported the spin-off from ICR as SSRS/Social Science Research Solutions, an independent division focused on social science clients. Although independent, both companies maintained close operational and administrative ties.

Side by side, the two sister companies built dedicated teams focused on meeting their clients’ research needs. ICR continued to improve its operational efficiencies and reporting capabilities, while SSRS/Social Science Research Solutions continued to innovate its methodological approach and state-of-the-art research designs.

This parallel evolution shaped a unique framework capable of fostering innovation in two highly valuable research areas: methodological integrity and cost-efficiency. Over time, ICR’s core competencies were no longer restricted to market research and SSRS’ pool of clients was no longer restricted to the social sciences. Combined, both companies were serving academic, policy making, and corporate institutions seeking high-quality research with a flexible pricing structure.

In early 2014, ICR and Social Science Research Solutions were consolidated into one innovative brand: SSRS.  Shortly thereafter, in 2015, SSRS and another sister company, STR, came together to offer clients, partners and prospects more depth and more breadth in research and the expertise and technologies used to gather it.  The new SSRS continues to deliver interdisciplinary research from a dedicated team of social scientists, but now with more technological assets, expertise and mixed modalities for significantly higher quality data collection and personalization.

Memberships

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

Founded in 1947, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is the leading association of public opinion and survey research professionals.  The AAPOR community includes producers and users of survey data from a variety of disciplines. Members span a range of interests including election polling, market research, statistics, research methodology, health related data collection and education.

SSRS Accepted as Charter Member of the AAPOR Transparency Initiative

Launched in October 2014, the Transparency Initiative seeks to encourage broader and more effective disclosure of research methods by all organizations, with the goal of promoting methodological disclosure.  By joining AAPOR in this initiative, SSRS is effectively increasing its adherence to AAPOR’s Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and promoting greater understanding of how methodology relates to overall survey quality.

The Insights Association

Officially launched in January, 2017, the Insights Association was formed through the merger of two organizations with long, respected histories of servicing the market research industry: CASRO and MRA. The result is a new, larger and more connected association with a unified, coordinated and higher profile voice, aligned in mission and message, and ultimately more effective at advancing the industry and profession in which we all share an abiding passion.  The Insights Association strives to effectively represent, advance, and grow the research profession and industry.

SSRS Makes the 2016 AMA GOLD TOP 50 Report

SSRS is proud to announce that it has made the 2016 AMA GOLD TOP 50 Report. The list has been compiled for more than four decades, and it highlights the nation’s top research firms based on total revenue and rate of revenue growth or decline. Other company data are also considered, including management, services and specializations.