Projects

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.

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Data Collection

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

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How We Collect Useful Data

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

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Loudoun County Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2012

This was a triple-frame telephone survey of 1.096 residents of Loudoun County (VA). The sample was disproportionate to allow comparisons of residenrts in rural and non-rural areas designated by ZIP codes. The survey covered satisfaction with county services and opinions about transportation priorities, use of public transportation, the impact of federal spending, and desire for additional county facilities. The data were weighted for reporting.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Uva Physicians Group Faculty-Physician Survey

A survey of opinions regarding the performance of University of Virginia Physicians Group staff in eight operational areas by the 697 employees of these various areas. For each operational area, four to six dimensions of service were rated on a five-point Likert-type scale. Each area was also rated for overall satisfaction with its services.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

JACS 2--Fall 2012 Jefferson Area Community Survey

Second wave of CSR`s recurrent, regional omnibus telephone survey. Topics included: Water conservation, smoking, sharing of electronic medical records, and consent to participate in medical research. Additional questions concerned the 2012 presidential rate, the 2012 UVa governance crisis, and consumer confidence. Respondents were also asked if they wished to enroll in a new CSR subject pool of persons willing to be contacted for future research studies by UVa or other academic institutions.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

First Destinations 2011-12

This is a survey of fourth year students in the College of Arts and Sciences who plan to graduate in May. These students are asked to share their `first destination` after college. The data that is collected gives University Career Services information about the number of students who have full-time employment when they graduate, the number who have been accepted into graduate school, and those whose plans are still in the planning phase. This information is then available to employers, future students, and departments who are preparing students for life after college graduation.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Chesterfield Citizen Survey 2012

The 2012 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Survey was conducted by telephone by the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia in the fall of 2012. There were 528 respondents drawn in roughly equal numbers from the five magisterial districts of the county. The questionniare asked about saitisfaction with various county services and the county`s responsiveness to resident feedback.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

School of Medicine Staff Engagement Survey

The University of Virginia School of Medicine (SOM) commissioned CSR to collect and analyze its 2012 Staff Engagement Survey. The SOM Staff Engagement survey is based on the Q12 questions developed by the Gallup Research Group and a 7-item Health System Engagement Index. In addition to these questions, employees were asked to rate some additional items and provide certain demographic data. Analysis and reporting is limited to a brief text overview and a series of tables by question and by employee demographics.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Surgical Needs Pediatric-Rwanda

At the request of Robin Petroze, fellow in Surgery at UVa and a co-PI on the Surgeons Overseas Survey Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) for Rwanda, CSR assisted in a re-analysis of the survey data focused on the needs of children.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

TEACH trial--Kellogg funding-Wendy Cohn

CSR assisted Dr. Wendy Cohn of UVa Public Health Sciences by analysing survey data collected in a Harrisonburg community health survey and classifying each respondent into one of 9 TEACH categories indicating their preferences iin seeking health information.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Health Survey: U.Va Dept of Gastroenterology

This project involved CSR consultation to Dr. Jeanetta Frye at the UVa Department of Gastroenterology. The project focused on assessing how gastroenterologists screen for and follow-up patients with pre-malignant gastric lesions.
Year
2011
Area of Survey Study

DCR-Virginia Outdoor Demand Survey 2011

The 2011 Virginia Outdoors Demand Survey (VODS) was conducted by mail, with some portions of the sample also having a web-based option as part of an experiment to investigate the effect of mode differences in response rates. The main purposes of the VODS were to assess Virginians` attitudes about outdoor recreation resources, estimate participation in and demand for a wide variety of recreational activities, and provide a channel of citizen input into the 2012 Virginia Outdoors Plan. The 2011 VODS was designed to obtain information on approximately 50 outdoor recreation activities. The survey also included specific questions to assist with future planning for local and regional parks, Virginia State Parks and Natural Area Preserves.
Year
2011
Area of Survey Study
Project Name Area of Study Survey By Mail Survey By Phone Survey By Web Survey In Person Year
LC Horse Owners Survey Local Government Yes No Yes No 2018
Culpeper Schools Youth Behavior Survey Analysis Educational Research No No Yes No 2017
Franklin & Marshall College Trustees Survey 2016 Organization-Elite Respondents No No Yes No 2016
UVa Facilities Management Customer Survey Research on UVA No No Yes No 2016
ORB International 7-country project 2017 Nationwide, statewide and regional No No No Yes 2016
UVa SCPS Military Outreach: Interviews with ESOs Educational Research No Yes No No 2016
Foothills Forum Additional Data Analysis Nationwide, statewide and regional Yes No No No 2016
Uva Sexual Assault Place and Time Survey Research on UVA No No Yes No 2015
Fairfax County NCS Customer Satisfaction Local Government Yes No Yes Yes 2015
Guatemala Survey Weighting Consult Health-related No No No Yes 2015
Nonprofit Finance Fund Consult Nationwide, statewide and regional No No No No 2015
Municipal Responses to Immigrants Survey Nationwide, statewide and regional Yes No Yes No 2015
ORB International Weighting Consultation Nationwide, statewide and regional No No No Yes 2015
Smartphone data collection: Matt Gerber Questionnaire Critical Review Local Government No No Yes No 2015
Foothills Forum--Rappahannock Survey Nationwide, statewide and regional Yes No No No 2015
Roanoke Higher Education Center Needs Assessment Educational Research No Yes Yes No 2014
Health Information on Facebook Health-related No No Yes No 2014
HPV Cohort 2014 Health-related No Yes No No 2014
Charlottesville Gas Safety Survey 2014 Local Government No Yes No No 2014
VDH Dental Care Access Health-related No Yes No No 2014

Pittsylvania County Agriculture Impact

At the request of the Pittsylvania County Agriculture Development Office, the Center for Survey Research conducted three focus groups to describe and report on the status of agribusiness in Pittsylvania County and Danville City, and to solicit input about agribusiness development needs and opportunities. In addition, CSR conducted semi-structured interviews with the Agricultural Board members to get their reaction to the focus group results.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

PLE 2012 Darden/Curry School Turnaround Program

CSR assisted the UVa Partnership for Leaders in Education with a web-based survey offered to 1,320 teachers at 35 schools in seven school divisions located in Arizona, North Carolina and Utah. The survey asked about leadership, work activities and school climate issues. There were 580 usable responses for a response rate of 47.9%.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

School of Medicine Staff Engagement Survey

The University of Virginia School of Medicine (SOM) commissioned CSR to collect and analyze its 2012 Staff Engagement Survey. The SOM Staff Engagement survey is based on the Q12 questions developed by the Gallup Research Group and a 7-item Health System Engagement Index. In addition to these questions, employees were asked to rate some additional items and provide certain demographic data. Analysis and reporting is limited to a brief text overview and a series of tables by question and by employee demographics.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Surgical Needs Pediatric-Rwanda

At the request of Robin Petroze, fellow in Surgery at UVa and a co-PI on the Surgeons Overseas Survey Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) for Rwanda, CSR assisted in a re-analysis of the survey data focused on the needs of children.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

TEACH trial--Kellogg funding-Wendy Cohn

CSR assisted Dr. Wendy Cohn of UVa Public Health Sciences by analysing survey data collected in a Harrisonburg community health survey and classifying each respondent into one of 9 TEACH categories indicating their preferences iin seeking health information.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Uva Physicians Group Faculty-Physician Survey

A survey of opinions regarding the performance of University of Virginia Physicians Group staff in eight operational areas by the 697 employees of these various areas. For each operational area, four to six dimensions of service were rated on a five-point Likert-type scale. Each area was also rated for overall satisfaction with its services.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Virginia PRAMS 2012

This survey is a population-based surveillance system that collects state-specific data on maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before, during, and after pregnancy. The data are used for policy and program. The core questions are common to all states and the state specific questions are standard topic modules that VDH has selected for use in the survey. CSR was contracted to provide telephone reminders for non-respondents after several mailings through VDH and conduct telephone interviews with willing respondents.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Vascular Surgeon EMR Compliance

The Virginia Vascular Surgeons project was a web-based survey (Qualtrics), sponsored by Dr. Margaret Clarke Tracci, University of Virginia Department of Surgery. The purpose of the project was to investigate Virginia vascular surgeons` compliance with and opinion about electronic programs newly mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a unit of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

ACS Survey on Ethical Consultation-Validation

CSR conducted expert reviews of a survey questionnaire with surgeons. The project was conducted for the National Institutes of Health. The list of surgeons was provided by the client. The questionnaire covered ethical consultation and consideration of dilemmas. Surgeons responded by phone or mail. CSR reviewed qualitative comments and summarized them in a written report.
Year
2011
Area of Survey Study