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Business Research & Consulting Services

Research Services employs numerous interdisciplinary talents and methodologies to solve problems faced in business, government, academic and regulatory environments.

Technologically proficient, the team members can do the analysis that you want when you need it. From experimental program evaluations, to time series forecasts, to collecting data using a computer assisted telephone survey facility (CATI). State of the art computer and telecommunications capability allows the consultants to work with you in South Dakota or throughout the nation. Expertise is available in many areas including: Economics, Marketing, Public Finance, Public Opinion Surveying, Health Care Administration, Statistical Design, Issue Research, Investment Strategies, MIS and Banking. 

To request a study or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Mike Keller, Dean
Phone: 605-677-5455
E-mail: Mike.Keller@usd.edu

Research & Consulting
Current Projects:

Youth Tobacco Survey

Beacom School of Business is coordinating the 2011 Youth Tobacco Survey among middle school students in the state. The survey has been conducted in odd numbered years since 1999. The South Dakota Youth Tobacco Survey (SDYTS) is a comprehensive survey of tobacco use, access to tobacco, cessation, knowledge and attitudes about tobacco, and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke among South Dakota youth. The SDYTS provides useful information to guide youth tobacco prevention, cessation, and control efforts in the state. It also provides data that can be used to track changes in tobacco related behavior, priorities and policy over time.   

South Dakota KIDS COUNT

2010 Census Data
Population for South Dakota and Counties-Single Age Years, by Gender, Under age 20
Households and Families-2010 data  

Mike Allgrunn, Ph.D.

Survey analysis on youth tobacco usage and attitudes for the South Dakota Department of Health; a study on the economic impact of the snowmobiling industry for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks; and an analysis of Any Willing Provider legislation for the South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers.