Collaboration and Partnerships
The Delta Rural Poll is working with similar surveys in other states to
develop a national data base of comparable indicators of rural conditions.
The Delta Rural Poll works with a variety of community and academic
organizations through collaborative and partnership arrangements.
At Delta State University, the Delta Rural Poll regularly partners with the Institute for Community-Based Research, another program of the Center for Community and Economic Development, to carry out data collection in Delta communities. The Delta Rural Poll has also collaborated with the Delta Center for Culture and Learning on heritage tourism projects.
Statewide, the Delta Rural Poll has a productive collaboration with the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) at Mississippi State University, directed by Dr. Arthur Cosby. The Survey Research Unit, under the direction of Dr. Wolfgang Frese, has collected data for our surveys. The SSRC has also provided funding to carry out the Delta Rural Poll.