About the Social Science Lab

The Social Science Lab (SSL) is a place for students and faculty to engage in social science research. The SSL is equipped with four dual-monitor computer stations with quantitative and qualitative data analysis software. Students may reserve time to use the lab for research or coursework. Students may also make an appointment with a faculty/student research fellow for assistance with independent research or class assignments. Read about our recent projects by selecting the links below.

Ravenna High School students set up a sucker migration monitoring site

Water Science in Agriscience

What do water science, agriscience, and social science have in common? People! In the Social Science Lab, we are working with area conservation groups and National FFA Organization agricultural education classrooms to monitor water quality and track sucker migrations. Read more about the project here.

Social Science Lab student at work

Aging and Health

Family relationships are perhaps the most foundational, and these relationships change over time as children move from receivers of parental care to providers. Professor Hammersmith's on intergenerational relationships, health, and well-being examines factors that make it more or less likely that adult children provide care for their aging parents. Read more about the Lab's work on aging and health here.

Mail preparation in progress

Little Manistee Management Survey Results

We are pleased to make the results of the 2023 Little Manistee Management Survey available at this time. Read more about the survey here.

Welcome sign, City of Muskegon Heights

Citizen Social Science

In the interests of equipping local citizens to use social science research methods to assess community needs and communicate priorities using data, the GVSU Social Science Lab partnered with community leaders in Muskegon Heights to launch the Citizen Social Science initiative. Read more about the project here

Media Highlights

Citizen Social Science Spotlight

Citizen Social Science

The GVSU Social Science Lab partners with Muskegon Heights community leaders.

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Early Career Scholar Spotlight

Early Career Scholar

Prof. Hammersmith receives Distinguished Early Career Scholar Award

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Page last modified April 11, 2024