Founded in 1979, the Institute for Social and Behavioral Science (ISBS) promotes community-oriented research throughout the social and behavioral science disciplines. The ISBS specializes in research relevant to public policy issues in the Orlando region. Located in UCF’s Department of Sociology, the Institute houses:

¨ Survey Research Laboratory, with the capacity to do telephone, online, and face to face surveys.

¨ Center for Qualitative Methodologies, which specializes in focus groups & face to face interviews.

¨ Center for Outreach and Public Service, which embodies the Institute’s commitment to social and human service agencies that serve our community.

¨ Center for Social Geography, the ISBS GIS analysis and mapping center.


Director:  Dr. Amy Donley

Project Manager: Lauren Daniel


Please click on our brochure to read more about the research services offered through ISBS.


ISBS Brochure 2017