Mission

To provide UPLB administrators, students, faculty, and staff with reliable information on the University constituents’ views concerning academic as well as national issues

Vision

A leading academic organization dedicated to collecting high-quality survey data that are timely, accurate, and reliable by applying and facilitating high standards of social and behavioral research among various audiences within the university and across communities, and national arena

History

The University Pulse Survey, also known as UPulse, was initiated in 2011 as a training ground for UPLB Statistics majors in conducting survey operations. A year after, the University Pulse Survey Research Program (UPSRP) under the Office of the University Chancellor through the College of Arts and Sciences was established. This program is the first of its kind among the constituent universities in the University of the Philippines System. Currently, the survey also embraces public opinion polls on some relevant national issues.

Goals

  • Conduct annual University surveys regarding certain prevalent burning issues of the day
  • Conduct basic research on the science of data collection
  • Accept contracts to design and conduct surveys
  • Serve as data depository centre for the CALABARZON consisting of government agencies mandated to collect data like National Statistics Office (NSO), Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), and the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES), among others.

Services

The creation of UPSRP aims to assist students and faculty in designing and implementing their own survey research projects. It also caters to the survey operations need of private individuals and organizations. Specifically, the research program offers consulting on and execution of the following aspects of survey research:

  • Survey planning (questionnaire design, questionnaire reproduction, and sampling strategy)
  • Data collection (sample generation, enumerator’s training, and field operation)
  • Data processing

Contact

The Project Leader
Institute of Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Colllege, Laguna 4031, Philippines

Tel. No.: (+63) 49 536-2381

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