We do social science iteratively and efficiently.
We routinely hear the statement: This is not rocket science – we can handle it on our own.
And we agree, it is not rocket science. It involves the study of humans, which is much more complex than the highly predictable science of rocketry.
At SoundRocket, we develop and deliver innovative, science-guided survey methodology practices and services to the global community of social science researchers and those who rely upon such research.
Our work is targeted and rigorous.
Whether you’re a researcher seeking high-quality support for your survey implementation, a higher education administrator looking to improve students’ lives, or a regulatory professional seeking help with FDA user experience studies, our goal is the same: to support the design and execution of high-quality, sustainable, and defensible research.
To propel social science forward for the greater good
Develop and deliver innovative, science-guided survey methodology practices and services to the global community of social science researchers.
We’ve built a highly collaborative, diverse team of experts
From ace programmers and data collection specialists to masters in the field of survey methodology, our employees span a wide geography and decades of experience in topics that are relevant for your studies.
Scott D. Crawford
Founder & Chief Vision Officer
Founder and Chief Vision Officer with a passion for the design and implementation of social research, the use of technology in research, and building a team to solve shared research problems.
Joshua R. Patterson, PhD
Research Director, Higher Education Studies
Research Operations Manager
Heads up the SoundRocket Operations unit, which serves internal customers with survey specification/programming/
Jill Furnival, MSc, CCGC
Science Writer & Genetic Counselor
Oversees communications and social media strategy, and provides strategic support for regulatory compliance (i.e., FDA user comprehension studies), health communication studies, and the social impacts of genetics research.
Sara O'Brien, MS
Project Management Consultant
Leading an internal strategic initiative to implement a new project management approach to SoundRocket studies. Will mentor and oversee those working in a project management capacity.
Angela Baker, MS
Survey Manager & Lead Study Coordinator
Provides leadership in higher education school studies and works with a variety of SoundRocket studies and collaborators.
Works in the Operations unit on questionnaire design, web survey testing, data processing & analysis, reporting, and occasional special strategic projects.
Senior Application Developer
Leads custom desktop and web-based solutions to support the SoundRocket mission.
Heather Andrighetti - MSc, CGC, CCGC
Consults in our research unit focused on regulatory compliance studies and social aspects of genetic testing.
Research Assistant & School Coordinator
Works on a variety of collaborator-focused projects in higher education, user comprehension studies, and the social impacts of genetic testing.
Works on a variety of collaborator-focused projects, operations-focused tasks, and internal efforts to improve company processes.
Survey Methodology Graduate Student Intern
An Origin Story
Read the story of Scott’s passion for high-quality social science research with love for business that he discovered with a paper delivery route he held as a child, allowing him to think differently to solve real problems. Read the full origin story…
Founded in August of 2004, this original company brought survey methodology, survey quality, and a strong respect for the scientific method to the field of academic researchers, mostly in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. Being flexible, we grew fast and became the experts in web-based survey methodology and implementation.
SSG conducted its first primary data collection—the University of Michigan Student Life Survey.
SSG collaborated with the National Study of Living-Learning Programs and the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership on its first two multi-institutional studies in the higher education space.
SSG was awarded its first United States federal contract to assist the National Science Foundation in studying how to best count Postdoctoral Scholars in the US.
After 10 years of doing business as Survey Sciences Group, LLC, we began a process to uncover our brand character—and found a better way to express who we are and what we do. Read more about our rebranding in our origin story.
SoundRocket enters the US Food & Drug Administration regulatory space by supporting researchers and companies looking to demonstrate the efficacy of their genetic health risk tests. SoundRocket became the go-to source for FDA user comprehension, label comprehension, and other related user experience studies—it turns out our attention to quality is a good match for the regulatory industry.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began forcing companies to close their physical doors in March 2020, SoundRocket packed up their belongings and made the move to a home / virtual work environment a permanent change.
Work With Us
Interested in becoming a part of our growing team? Visit our Careers page to view our open positions and learn more about the hiring process.