Overview

The Center for Survey Research conducts a wide array of surveys for a diverse clientele. We work with organizations on a one time-basis or on reoccurring survey projects. Contact us if you would like to discuss your survey project needs.  

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woman with her child
The purpose of this survey was to understand the childcare experience of and gaps in services for moderate and low income families.

Report Appendices

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Reston Community Center Report Cover
Conducted in the summer of 2019, this survey aimed to assess awareness and support for the Reston Community Center.

Report Appendices

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Kids at Adventure Farm in Albemarle County; Photo by CVille Tomorrow
The purpose of this survey, conducted during the winter of 2020, was to gather opinions about quality of life in Albemarle.

Report Appendices

Report Title Published
UVA Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey Methodology
Albemarle County Community Survey: Report
Albemarle County Community Survey: Report Appendices
Harvest Foundation Survey of Childcare Needs: Report
Harvest Foundation Survey of Childcare Needs: Report Appendices
Reston Community Center Community Survey: Report
Reston Community Center Community Survey: Report Appendices
AAPOR 2015 presentation
2011 Virginia Outdoors Demand Survey
Presentation of Virginia Diabetes Prevention National DPP Lifestyle Program Retention Results October 26, 2021
Fairfax Department of Family Services Customer Satisfaction Survey Report Appendices August 13, 2021
Fairfax Department of Family Services Customer Satisfaction Survey Report August 13, 2021
AAPOR 2020: Coordinating Independent Cancer Catchment Area Surveys to Estimate Health Information Access for an Entire State: The Case of Virginia June 17, 2020
Fairfax County NCS 2019 Report March 3, 2020
James City County 2019 Survey Report August 6, 2019
Yale Class of '69 50th Reunion Survey Results June 4, 2019
BeHeardCVA AAPOR 2019 Presentation (5/18/19) June 4, 2019
TJHD Survey Report May 1, 2019
Glossary_OFC April 24, 2019
BeHeardCVA Informed Consent_Long April 16, 2019
Executive Summary: Who's Hungry? Louisa County Survey of Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs January 15, 2019
Who's Hungry? Louisa County Survey of Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs January 15, 2019
Lousia County Survey of Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs November 13, 2018
2017 Conference, Meeting & Event Demand Survey: Report of Results August 13, 2018
Charlottesville Parks and Rec Survey Results July 25, 2018
The Changing Costs of Random Digital Dial Cell Phone and Landline Interviewing March 8, 2018
The Connection Between Breast Density and Breast Cancer December 8, 2017
Cell Phone Costs AAPOR 2016 May 24, 2016
Report to the Benjamin Hair-Just Swim For Life Foundation on JACS4 September 21, 2015
University of Virginia Survey of the Faculty 2012: Report of Results [full report with appendices] December 2, 2012
OADN Social Mission Pilot Scoring
Overview:
CSR's Social Mission Metrics Initiative project, conducted on behalf of George Washington University, included samples of Master's and Bachelor-level nursing programs. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing undertook to collect responses from Associate Degree programs using the SMMI instrument. CSR then scored the results from 10 Associate-level nursing programs using the measures and weights developed for the SMMI project.
Project ID:
20.09
Client Name:
Kenya Beard, OADN
Sponsor:
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Sample:
OADN selected schools that might have interest in responding using non-probability methods. 10 schools completed the SMM survey.
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2020
CTE 2019-2020
Overview:
CSR provided technical and user support to all school divisions in Virginia as they sought to survey all CTE completer students from the prior school year. CSR also provided websites for data collection and reporting (contracted through UVa Custom Applications and Consulting Services), communication, data analysis, and reporting. In total CSR assisted the school divisions in collecting survey responses from 31,620 CTE completers, for a response rate of 74.9%.
Project ID:
19.20
Client Name:
George Wilcox and Joseph Ryder
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Education
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Project Coordinator:
Mitch Morehart
Sample:
DOE provided list of 42,221 CTE completers with contact information (often incomplete). There were 31,620 completes for an overall response rate of 74.9%.
Year:
2020
CTE 2018-2019
Overview:
CSR provided technical and user support to all school divisions in Virginia as they sought to survey all CTE completer students from the prior school year. CSR also provided websites for data collection and reporting (contracted through UVa Custom Applications and Consulting Services), communication, data analysis, and reporting. In total CSR assisted the school divisions in collecting survey responses from 31,581 CTE completers, for a response rate of 76.2%.
Project ID:
18.17
Client Name:
Joseph Ryder and George Willcox
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Education
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
DOE provided list of 41,438 CTE completers with contact information (often incomplete). There were 31,581 completes for an overall response rate of 76.2%.
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2018
SEAS Undergrad Research Assessment
Overview:
Survey of UVA SEAS undergraduates to learn about their experiences with undergraduate research while at UVA. Results are intended to inform programming and advising so as to make undergraduate research more available and impactful for future students.
Project ID:
18.15
Client Name:
Caitlin Wylie, Brian Helmke, and Kay Neeley
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
All 2,754 SEAS undergraduate students were invited to participate in the survey.
Survey Mode:
Web
Physician Awareness of Health Policy Issues
Overview:
CSR provided consultation on questionnaire development and study design on Dr. Cameron Webb's pilot study of physicians' awareness and opinions regarding U.S. health policy issues. CSR did not collect data for this project.
Project ID:
18.10
Client Name:
Cameron Webb
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Project Coordinator:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Year:
2018
CTE Completers 2017-2018
Overview:
CSR provided technical and user support to all school divisions in Virginia as they sought to survey all CTE completer students from the prior school year. CSR also provided websites for data collection and reporting (contracted through UVa Custom Applications and Consulting Services), communication, data analysis, and reporting. In total CSR assisted the school divisions in collecting survey responses from 32,285 CTE completers, for a response rate of 79.7%.
Project ID:
17.17
Client Name:
George Willcox and Joseph Ryder
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Education
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Project Coordinator:
Matt Starnowski
Sample:
DOE provided list of 40,517 CTE completers with contact information (often incomplete). There were 32,285 completes for an overall response rate of 79.7%.
Year:
2016
Cancer Survivor Treatment Burden and Well-being
Overview:
Gains in cancer detection and treatment have meant that more patients are now living with self-care needs for both cancer and other chronic health conditions, which may become burdensome. We used the Patient Experience with Treatment and Self-Management (PETS) framework to study challenges in self-care and its impact on health among survivors of women’s cancers who are caring for other chronic health conditions. CSR interviewed 183 survivors by phone. Results to appear in the Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes (2021).
Project ID:
15.05
Client Name:
Wendy Cohn and Roger Anderson
Sponsor:
DPHS/UVA Cancer Center (TIC funds)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Project Coordinator:
Matt Starnowski
Sample:
UVa Health System and a West Virginia hospital mailed invitation letters to 1,148 women with recent female cancers,asking them to contact CSR to be included in the study. 274 responded, of whom 183 completed a phone survey administered by CSR interviewers.
Survey Mode:
Phone
Year:
2015
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources 2021 Angler Survey
Overview:
The purpose of this survey was to help fisheries managers better understand the attitudes, opinions, and preferences held by licensed anglers in Virginia.
Project ID:
21.09
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Wildlife (VDWR)
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
Sample of licensed anglers in Virginia was provided by DWR. Phase I: 4,000 sampled via mail, 10,000 sampled via email. Phase II: 1,000 sampled via mail, 1,000 sampled via email
Survey Mode:
Mail and Web
Year:
2021
Harvest Foundation Childcare Needs Survey
Overview:
The purpose of this survey was to understand the childcare experience of and gaps in services for moderate and low income families.
Year:
2020
Downloads:
Reston Community Center Survey
Overview:
Conducted in the summer of 2019, this survey aimed to assess awareness and support for the Reston Community Center.
Year:
2019
Downloads:
Albemarle County Community Survey
Overview:
The purpose of this survey, conducted during the winter of 2020, was to gather opinions about quality of life in Albemarle.
Downloads:
Cancer Center - Catchment Area Health Assessment Survey
Overview:
Funded by NIH P30 NCI Supplement. Survey of University of Virginia Cancer Center's catchment area to capture residents' health behaviors, cancer knowledge and attitudes, and demographic characteristics. Study design combined probability and non-probability sampling techniques and collected responses by mail, web, phone, and in- person efforts across catchment region.
Project ID:
18.14
Client Name:
Roger Anderson
Sponsor:
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Project Coordinator:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
Mixed-probability sampling. Probability sample included mail-out to ABS of 2,767 households, as well as cell-phone calling to RDD and smart cell samples. Study employed adaptive sampling design with second phase of cell phone calling targeted to underrepresented groups in survey response. Non-probability efforts included in-person outreach by community health educators and online social media recruitment.
Survey Mode:
Phone, Mail, Web, In-person
Year:
2019
Caregiver Coordination for People with Dementia--Sperling
Overview:
CSR programmed instruments originally hosted on another web platform into Qualtrics. CSR did not collect any data.
Project ID:
18.24
Client Name:
Scott Sperling
Sponsor:
Department of Neurology, University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
Clinical population recruited by UVa Neurology Department
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2018
Fairfax NCS 2019
Overview:
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) commissioned CSR to conduct their annual Customer Satisfaction Survey for five centers/services: 1) Human Services Transportation (HST), 2) Senior Centers (SC), 3) Community Centers , 4) Teen Centers, and 5) Technology Centers. CSR conducted the data collection for HST and SC, which was administered by mail and web. Fairfax NCS collected data for CC, Teen, and Tech Centers.
Project ID:
19.12
Client Name:
Kristen Lasich
Sponsor:
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Project Coordinator:
Andrea Negrete
Sample:
Sample was drawn from five sources. CSR drew simple random samples of 500 Human Services Transportation customers and 500 Senior Center customers from a population frame provided by client. 465 in-person surveys were collected by NCS county staff for customers of Community Centers, Teen Centers, and Technology Centers. County staff were instructed to collect a certain number of questionnaires based on center size and to sample from a diverse range of ages, genders, and races/ethnicities.
Survey Mode:
Mail, Web, In-person
Year:
2019
Annual Newsroom Diversity Survey
Overview:
The ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey has been conducted annually since 1978. The survey measures diversity of employees within newsrooms with respect to race, ethnicity and gender. NLA (formerly ASNE) has the goal of having the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms nationwide equal to the percentage of minorities in teh nation's population by 2025. The survey data is used by NLE to track newsroom employment trends to assess success of meeting this goal.
Project ID:
19.03
Client Name:
Meredith Clark
Sponsor:
American Association Newsroom Editors
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
All newsrooms in the United States were eligible to participate in the survey, and a sample of 1,850 newsrooms were identified by ASNE and sent survey requests.
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2019
12-hour Nursing Shift Survey
Overview:
CSR assisted with questionnaire design and pretesting for a planned survey of Virginia Nurses, including cognitive interviews with 14 UVa nurses who pre-tested the draft instrument. The questionnaire explored nurses' views of the advantages and disadvantages of 12-hour vs 8-hour work shifts, taking into account personal needs and benefits to patients and work teams. The final instrument was fielded by the Virginia Nursing Association, polling their membership.
Project ID:
17.06
Client Name:
Beth Quatrara
Sponsor:
Uva School of Nursing
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Membership of the Virginia Nursing Association. 3,400 nurses, not all of whom would be qualified for the study.
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2017
VDH SASS: Alternative septic regulations
Overview:
In spring 2009 the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services in the Office of Environmental Health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) contracted with the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia to design and conduct a survey of Virginia residents regarding proposed emergency regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems. In spring 2009 the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services in the Office of Environmental Health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) contracted with the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia to design and conduct a survey of Virginia residents regarding proposed emergency regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems.
Project ID:
9.12
Client Name:
Dwayne Roadcap
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Sample of Households with Septic Systems
Year:
2009
Reston Community Center Survey 2009 -- Design Phase
Overview:
This phase of the 2009 Reston Community Center project was specifically for the purpose of designing and developing the project. Time was spent consulting with the client and the Reston Board of Supervisors on the content of the survey and the protocol for implementing the study which included a CSR experimental design. CSR worked directly with the Reston Community Center Director to define the experimental protocol which involved the use of an address-based sampling plan.
Project ID:
9.13
Client Name:
Tom Ward
Sponsor:
Reston Community Center
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Design Phase only - no sample required.
Year:
2009
Analysis of ENT diagnoses in the National Ambulatory Care Survey
Overview:
CSR gave technical assistance to Jose Mattos MD-MPH student at UVa. for a project analyzing data on ear nose and throat diagnoses from the National Ambulatory Care Survey a large annual data collectiion funded by CDC. The study focused on changes over time in presentation of asthma and other complaints separating data by demographic groups. Data for specific ailments and years had to be extracted from multiple NAMCS data sets. Due to the weighting scheme used in this data set complex sampling analysis methods in STATA needed to be applied to the custom-built final data set..
Project ID:
9.14
Client Name:
Jose Mattos Fellow in Otolaryngology Uva
Sponsor:
UVa Department of Otolaryngology
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Data analysis from a large data set available through the CDC. National sample of patient encounters in ambulatory settings.
Year:
2009
PWC Organizational Survey 2010
Overview:
Prince William County commissioned the Center for Survey Research to conduct its fourth biennial survey of all full and part-time employees. The purpose of the survey was to assess employee satisfaction with their work environment and whether or not employees are living out the county's vision and values.
Project ID:
9.15
Client Name:
Tracey Hormuth and Will Hoff
Sponsor:
PWC
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
A survey of all 3633 full and part-time employees working for Prince William County.
Year:
2009

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