Welcome to the IRA Lab

The mission of the Information Research and Analysis (IRA) Lab is to advance best practices in research and analysis methods and to facilitate the interdisciplinary research endeavors of the faculty, staff, and students within the College of Information (COI). However, we extend our reach beyond COI by way of a web-based repository of best practices and techniques.

The objectives of the IRA Lab are to:

  • Provide methodology guidance to enhance COI faculty, staff, and student research.
  • Develop a repository of research and analysis methodology knowledge that can be accessed via the Web.
  • Support the specific research areas of the COI faculty.
  • Provide COI faculty, staff, and students with remote access to research and analysis tools



We have just added a new research tip on "Dichotomization of a Continuous Variable." For more information please go to:...

The IRA Lab will be closed from July 22nd to August 12th due to staffing issues.