Public Policy Research Lab
The Public Policy Research Lab, the second largest such research facility in the Southeastern Conference, is dedicated to quality public policy research through state-of-the-art survey technologies. It helps advance scholarly and practical research while playing a leadership role in state and national public policy development. The lab serves other units on campus, government agencies, non-profits, business and industry. National surveys have resulted in publication in both practical and scholarly journals.
The PPRL has 52 computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) workstations, mail survey and web survey capability in addition to analytical services. The lab is dedicated to meeting the unique goals and objectives of each project by working closely with those seeking data, research expertise and analysis. The lab's projects benefit from the multiple disciplines and intellectual assets at LSU. One of the lab’s core projects is the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs’ annual Louisiana Survey, a longitudinal study of advancements and regressions of citizen views regarding state services and contemporary issues. Other clients include: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; Louisiana Department of Labor and Louisiana Recovery Authority.