Institutional Research and Analysis - Carnegie Mellon University

What can we do for you:

The staff of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis contributes to meaningful work across all areas of Carnegie Mellon University by collecting, organizing, and analyzing information that allows staff and faculty to better understand the CMU community and the environment in which they work.

Providing Information

Consultation on Assessment

Conducting Studies

Workshops and Education

Process to Request CMU Emails for Surveys and Research Projects

How are research and assessment similar?

Each is a question-driven process of investigation that includes collecting quantitative or qualitative data, analyzing those data, and interpreting the results.

How do research and assessment differ?

The purpose of research is to increase understanding of a topic or issue or to produce new knowledge.

The purpose of assessment is to create evidence to describe the effectiveness of an activity, function, program, office, department, division, or institution.