The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research has released its annual report highlighting completed projects, new partnerships and its COVID-19 pandemic response.
Among new partnerships noted was the collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures to expand translation capabilities to campus, government, community and non-profits.
Also highlighted was the work done with the UNL Academy for Child and Family Well-being. This partnership bolstered research done by the academy, as well as implementing research into real-world practices to help youth and their families.
Much of BOSR’s work was briefly interrupted in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual report recounts the transition to remote work and its successful continuation in meeting the survey research needs of its grant partners. Both phone and mail surveys saw an uptick in participation.
The report also previews upcoming research projects examining the toll of COVID-19 on various facets of work and home life, as well as the attitudes of Nebraskans toward the state and federal responses.