What kinds of projects are done at CSR?

CSR has conducted a wide range of projects. We have worked on behalf of academic researchers, government agencies, private foundations, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

CSR is experienced with an array of contact modes:

  • Telephone interviewing (with WinCATI)
  • Mail-out survey and contact services
  • Web-based data collection
  • In-person interviewing

CSR has recently purchased Quatlrics which allows for the creation and implementation of sophisticated, user friendly online surveys. Qualtrics can be used to schedule both reminder and thank-you emails based on completion of the survey.

What services does CSR provide?
CSR is a full-service research facility. We offer customized project design, professional interviewing, and data collection using the latest survey technologies, as well as data analysis and report preparation.

How much does it cost to do a survey?
CSR's rates are competitive with other academic and commercial survey organizations. Project costs can vary widely depending on factors such as the scope of services you require, the survey methodology used, the number of respondents, the nature of the sample, etc. Costs can range anywhere from $5,000 to $150,000. So while typical projects have been in the $20,000 to $50,000 range, we have also done smaller and larger projects. We invite you to contact one of our senior staff to discuss the scope of your project and factors that govern cost.

What's the best way to collect data for my project?
CSR can advise you on the most productive and cost-effective method for collecting your data: telephone, mail, electronically, or in-person. CSR ensures scientific validity of your study by helping specify procedures for selecting respondents within households, securing cooperation, and following up incomplete interviews or questionnaires.

Who writes the questions for my survey?
CSR can write the question for you or can assist you in writing your own. We will help you determine the best question formats to measure people's opinions, experiences, attitudes, and behaviors. We can advise you on the proper sequencing of items, a critical design feature for maintaining objectivity and ensuring that respondents understand your questions.

Can I get a copy of one of your old reports?
Most are available for a nominal fee. Contact Ila Crawford for details and specific costs.

Custom Project Design

We will help you clarify your study objectives and advise you on how to get the most research value from available resources.

Data Collection

We specialize in the use of Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing and Personal Interviewing.

How We Collect Useful Data

CSR prepares statistical analyses and reports of survey results ranging from simple tabulations to authoritative, in-depth narrative reports.


Search Completed Projects

DMC/DSMB (Data Safety Monitoring Board Study

Survey assessed how those who are involved in data collection protect the health and safety of clinicl trial participants._x000D_Survey reached a national sample of National Institutes of Health researchers conducting clinical trials as well as biostatisticians involved in analysis and reporting and IRB members responsible for reviewing the results.

Virginia Business Climate Survey--Council on Virginia's Future

This was a comprehensive assessment of Virginia's business climate its major dimensions and components and how ratings of those components relate to overall ratings of the business climate and the state's role in creating it. Data were collected by mail (n=755) and web (n=106). The project used a disproportionate stratified sample of Virginia businesses listed in the VEC ES-202 report supplemented with contact and mailability data from Dun & Bradstreet as well as follow-up calls by CSR. The original sample of 4 399 records was pulled from 89 699 businesses in 200 strata defined by size (5) region (8) and type of business (5). In general larger firms less populated regions and smaller industry lines were oversampled. The sampled records were supplemented by D&B information then sampled again based on likelihood of contact for a final sample of 3 601 businesses. The work was shared between the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at VCU and the Center for Survey Research at UVA. The overall response rate was 29% (AAPOR RR3).

Voting in Virginia Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities

Telephone survey of key staff members in a sample of Virginia long-term care facilities (assisted living and nursing homes) to explore how these institutions facilitate voting by their residents. The interview focused especially on how issues of cognitive impairment or dementia are evaluated in relation to voting and how residents are assisted (or not) by staff in registering to vote and casting their ballots either at the polls or as absentees.

C-TPAT - ViaTech Systems

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary government-business initiative established by Customs Border Patrol following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The main purpose of C-TPAT is to build cooperate relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. The project was a survey of C-TPAT members to understand the benefits of being a C-TPAT partner and to track the costs and return on investment of being associated with C-TPAT membership. The project included an SME (Subject Matter Expert) workshop semi-structured interviews a pilot study and a web questionnaire.

West Philadelphia Community Health Priorities Survey

RDD phone survey on community priorities for health promotion and disease prevention conducted to learn more about the health issues and concerns that are important to people who live in West or Southwest Philadelphia.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) - NPCW 2005

CSR prepared questionnaires that were made available to attendees at the annual American Medical Student Association Foundation (AMSA) conference in November 2005. CSR received the responses gathered from that event and tabulated them. Three different evaluation surveys were utilized one for Student Leader Evaluation another for Area Health Education Centers and the last for NHSC Ambassador Evaluations.

Strayer VYTP Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this survey is to determine youth smoking cessation counseling needs of generalist physicians and to identify these information needs among pediatricians and family practice physicians. The survey was a self-administered paper survey which was sent to statewide sample of 502 generalist physicians.

PWC Organizational Survey 2006

The purpose of this survey was to assess employee satisfaction with their work environment and whether or not employees are living out the County's vision and values. _x000D_Of the 2662 employees who participated in the survey 794 chose the paper version of the survey and 1 868 chose the online version. The survey response rate is 78.9% an impressive turnout and an improvement over the 70% response rate for the 2004 Organizational survey.
Project ID Title Principal Investigators
1995.006 Survey of Local Area Residents' Interests in a Skating Rink Charles Denk
1995.005 Virginia School Board Association Service Satisfaction Survey Tom Guterbock
1995.004 Study on the Influence of the Seeker Church Movement Tom Guterbock
1995.003 Health Care Partnership Study Tom Guterbock
1995.002 Survey of Local Receptivity to a Minor League Baseball Team Charles Denk
1995.001 UVA ITC Computer User Satisfaction Survey Tom Guterbock
1994.06 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction Survey
1994.022 National Survey on End-of-Life Decision Making Charles Denk
1994.0193 Darden Gender Climate Survey Charles Denk
1994.0192 Darden Gender Climate Survey Charles Denk
1994.0191 Darden Gender Climate Survey Charles Denk
1994.018 Darden Fan Survey
1994.017 Trigon Advanced Directives Project Charles Denk
1994.016 Survey of Employment Contract Practices Tom Guterbock
1994.015 National Collegiate Athletic Association Survey
1994.014 Susquehanna Region Labor Force Study Tom Guterbock
1994.013 Darden Alumni Survey Tom Guterbock
1994.011 Demographic Survey of UVA Alumni Tom Guterbock
1994.007 Residential and School Choice Survey
1994.003 Purchasing Services Satisfaction Survey
1994.002 Student Survey on the University Library Tom Guterbock
1994.001 UVA ITC Computer User Satisfaction Survey--1994 Tom Guterbock
1993.021 Survey of Opinions on End-of-Life Decision-Making Charles Denk
1993.019 Albemarle County Planning Needs Study Tom Guterbock
1993.018 Charlottesville-Albemarle Election Poll--1993 Tom Guterbock
1993.017 Recruitment of Undecided Voters
1993.016 UVa Alumni Phonathon Tom Guterbock
1993.015 Barriers to Receiving Community Based Services in the Virginia Youth Services System I & II Tom Guterbock
1993.014 Charlottesville City Budget Priorities Study Steven Finkel
1993.013 UVA Athletic Abilities and Interests Survey Tom Guterbock
1993.012 Survey of Fine Arts Teachers Charles Denk
1993.011 Charlottesville Job Needs Assessment Survey Tom Guterbock
1993.01 Public Attitudes Toward Censorship
1993.007 Pain Management Survey Admin for managing database
1993.006 Health and Strain in a Rural Primary Care Setting
1993.005 Virginia Worksite Health Promotion Survey Tom Guterbock
1993.0042 Faculty Survey on the University Library 1993
1993.0041 User Satisfaction Survey for the Library of the University of Virginia Tom Guterbock
1993.003 Hospital Patient Smoking Cessation Survey
1993.002 Smoking Cessation among Rural Blacks in Virginia--Phase II John Schorling
1993.001 Multicultural Assessment Survey
1992.025 Statewide Class Poll of Virginia Voters Tom Guterbock
1992.0222 Social and Geographic Survey of Southside Virginia Areas Tom Guterbock
1992.021 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction Survey
1992.020 University Union Assessment Survey--1993 Tom Guterbock
1992.019 South Boston Town Status Study Tom Guterbock
1992.0182 Charlottesville Community Development Survey Tom Guterbock
1992.0181 Charlottesville Citizen Satisfaction Survey--1993
1992.018 Guatemala Survey
1992.014 Survey of Statistics Professors Charles Denk