The Institute for Social and Behavioral Science (ISBS) promotes community-oriented research throughout the social and behavioral science disciplines. ISBS specializes in research relevant to public policy issues in the Central Florida region and beyond. Located in UCF’s Department of Sociology, ISBS conducts research studies in collaboration with community partners.

We utilize a variety of research methods, dependent on the research questions at hand. These include surveys (online and in person), in-person interviews, focus groups, secondary data analysis, and GIS analysis and mapping.


Technical Reports


2016 Alcohol Environmental Survey Report, Rachel K. Totaram, Mandi N. Barringer, and Amy M. Donley


CARA Orange County Residents Survey: Technical Report, Lauren Daniel Skinner, Jacqueline Fernandez-Reiss, Caroline Austin, and Amy Donley