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.  

REACH Low Income Health Choices Project
Overview:
CSR advised on and formatted the questionnaire developed and hosted an online signup database and entered data for the REACH project study wherein low income participants engage in several rounds of hypothetical group decisions regarding health choices and trade-offs.
Project ID:
7.28
Client Name:
Marian Danis
Sponsor:
NIH
Principal Investigators:
John Holmes
Sample:
Low income residents of DC (N=430)
Year:
2007
AASRO Support
Overview:
CSR programming staff created a relational database in Access to track membership and participant information for AASRO at the individual and organizational level. (AASRO is an association of organizations not individuals.) CSR also designed ballot materials and carried out the logistics for AASRO's first election of officers in January 2009.
Project ID:
8.19
Sponsor:
Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
n/a
Year:
2008
Social Norming Study - UVA 2008
Overview:
The Social Norms Study is about the Health Promotion Alcohol Survey which is developed by the Office of Health Promotion in the Department of Student Health in order to collect information on alcohol use perceptions behaviors and attitudes among University of Virginia students. By collecting normative information annually the program is able to continue a social norms campaign that is relevant to UVa undergraduates. The data is also used to study the effectiveness of the social norms approach. Every year the Center for Survey Research (CSR) advises the office in sampling design and weight the final collected data for analysis purposes.
Project ID:
7.29
Client Name:
Jennifer Bayerle
Sponsor:
UVA
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Sample:
Random stratified sample of UVA undergraduate students with oversamples of males and first years
Year:
2007
Darden School First and Second Year Surveys
Overview:
Since 2001 CSR has condcuted data analysis of First Year and Second Year student surveys for the Darden School. The analysis includes mean ratings and crosstabulations by demographic variable by year and comparisons across years..
Project ID:
8.21
Client Name:
Armin Karkas
Sponsor:
Darden School
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Sample:
All first and second year
Year:
2007
UVA Program Council Student Survey
Overview:
CSR provided questionnaire review for the University Programs Council's Spring 2008 web survey a needs assessment instrument for community building through activities programs for U.Va. Students. The survey has been conducted in previous years CSR provided advice on survey design and question framing for the 2007-8 survey.
Project ID:
7.3
Client Name:
Jennifer Gallagher
Sponsor:
Programs Council Newcomb Hall
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
not applicable
Year:
2007
Albemarle County Citizen Survey 2008
Overview:
Third biennial survey of 700 Albemarle County residents focuses on satisfaction with County services and the relative importance of those services. Trends from year to year are analyzed and emerging issues explored. This year the traditional RDD sample of residents was supplemented with cell phone numbers and those listed in a telephone directory.
Project ID:
8.22
Client Name:
Lori Allshouse
Sponsor:
Albemarle County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD & cell sample of Albemarle Co residents
Year:
2008
PWC Cell Phone Pilot
Overview:
This pilot project was a supplement to the 2007 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction. It was designed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of conducting citizen satisfaction survey via cell-phone in Prince William County. Two small experiences were embedded dealing with survey length and cash incentives. Overall the results support our recommendations to Prince William County Board of Supervisors that the annual citizen satisfaction survey should include cell-phone samples in 2008.
Project ID:
7.31
Client Name:
Larry Keller
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
cell phone sample - non screening
Year:
2007
Charlottesville Employees Survey 2010
Overview:
Web and mail survey designed to assess employees’ satisfaction with their work environment and give employees an opportunity to contribute their ideas and opinions to help make the City of Charlottesville a better place to work. CSR had previously conducted a similar survey for the City in 2006. The survey was conducted from June 2 to July 23 2010. List of all full and part-time city employees supplied by the client. Of the 903 employees invited to do the survey 389 completed the survey by web and 120 completed the survey on paper. A total of 509 employees participated overall which is a 56% response rate.
Project ID:
8.24
Client Name:
Flora Kelly
Sponsor:
HR-Charlottesville
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
List of all full and part-time city employees supplied by the client.
Year:
2008
Children's Futures - P/PV Trenton
Overview:
Telephone survey of parents of young children (ages 0 - 5) in the city of Trenton NJ. As part of a long-term evaluation of the Childrens Futures early child intervention program the survey asks parents about the challenges they face in raising young children and their access to various forms of assistance. The sample came from the following
1) list of participants in program
2) list of those prescreened & eligible to participate
3) directory listed sample
4) listed sample targeted for young families and
5) cell phone sample which was inefficient in pretest therefore deemed unusable for main production

Incentive gift cards worth $10 at Walmart and were purchased by the client but sent by mail to respondents by CSR.
Project ID:
7.32
Client Name:
Tina Kauh PPV Philadelphia
Sponsor:
Private/Public Partnerships Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Participant list enhanced listed sample plain listed sample cell phone sample. Target N = 600.
Year:
2007
Uva HR Gallup 12 survey
Overview:
This online survey was designed to determine HR directors' opinions about their peers and Vice President for Human Resources. The survey included the Gallup 12 questions leadership top ten values and comments about each director strength and areas of improvement. CSR collected and analyzed the data.
Project ID:
8.25
Client Name:
Alan Cohn - Janet Turner-giles
Sponsor:
UVA Department of Human Resources
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
UVA Human Resources list of employees.
Year:
2007
PWC Police evaluation on immigration enforcement - Design Phase
Overview:
CSR worked with an interdisciplinary team and consultants from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to plan and budget research activities needed for an evaluation of the new police policy on immigration enforcment in Prince William County VA. The project to be carried out over a two year period involves both quantitative and qualititive research activities. The planning phase culminated in the award of a contract from PWC for the main phase of the project.
Project ID:
7.34
Client Name:
Tom Pulaski
Sponsor:
PWC police department
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Activity in the planning phase included development of sampling specifications
Year:
2007
HPV vaccine panel study
Overview:
This panel study of barriers to access to the HPV vaccine and how they can be overcome was based on a sample of caregivers of girls eligible for the vaccine (11-12 yrears old) that was obtained from physician records at UVA's Medical Center. Three waves of girls representing all eligible girls in the three months prior to data collection were contacted. This allowed sufficient numbers in the sample for analysis.
Project ID:
8.26
Client Name:
Jennifer Young
Sponsor:
Gyn/Onc
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample of 614 caregivers of girls eligible for the vaccine (11-12 yrears old) obtained from physician records
Year:
2008
Groundhog Day Survey 2008
Overview:
CSR created a web-based version of an instructional survey exercise for use in Prof. Guterbock's Spring 2008 undergraduate research methods class. The web-based tool was used by students in the class to enter data from interviews they conducted concerning people's awareness and beliefs about Groundhog Day.
Project ID:
8.03
Sponsor:
For Sociology Department
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
quota-based convenience sample executed by students in a research methods class
Year:
2008
Institute of Humane Studies--GMU--Survey of Alumni
Overview:
CSR worked with client to improve clarity and flow of IHS draft web survey instrument. CSR also provided advice on survey protocol and post survey weighting of the realized sample.
Project ID:
8.27
Client Name:
Jeff Proctor
Sponsor:
Institute for Humane Studies George Mason Univ
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
IHS participants in programs and scholarships from past 15 years
Year:
2008
CPSCensus08: VCU Triennial School Censuses-Chesterfield
Overview:
CSR staff consulted to SERL-VCU to support the 2008 Chesterfield County Triennial School Census. Activities included advice on Access database structure SPSS analysis to produce census counts and written technical notes on the process.
Project ID:
8.05
Client Name:
Mary Moore
Sponsor:
Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
No sampling -- census of all residences
Year:
2008
Danville Civic Renewal Initiative Survey of Social Capital
Overview:
A telephone study of residents in the Danville Metropolitan Statistical Region to assess the level of social capital in the region. The study measured how people feel about the region and the future of the area and how people’s feelings affect their behavior. The study seeks to identify the cultural and social factors that are changing in the area and ways the Danville Regional Foundation can address those needs.
Project ID:
8.28
Client Name:
Karl Stauber
Sponsor:
Danville Regional Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1000 completions by phone
Year:
2008
RPSCensus08: VCU Triennial School Censuses - Richmond
Overview:
CSR staff consulted to SERL-VCU to support the 2008 Richmond City Triennial School Census. Activities included advice on Access database structure SPSS analysis to produce census counts and written technical notes on the process.
Project ID:
8.06
Client Name:
Mary Moore
Sponsor:
Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
No sampling -- census of all residences
Year:
2008
PWC CS_2008 Supplement
Overview:
This brief report is a supplement to the 2008 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction Survey. For the present analysis the complete 2008 dataset was divided into 3 sub-datasets RDD & targeted listed (the original landline design) RDD & Targeted Listed & General Listed (the modified landline design) and RDD & Targeted Listed & General Listed & Cell-Phone (the new design). With regards to the results analysis of the different 2008 sub-datasets indicates no clear direction of the impact of change in design. The results were mixed as some items showed significant increase in satisfaction ratings while other showed significant decrease in satisfaction ratings depending on which designs are used to compare the years.
Project ID:
8.31
Client Name:
Larry Keller
Sponsor:
PWC
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Analysis based on the 2008 PWC CS data
Year:
2008
C-TPAT 2009
Overview:
) U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department of Homeland Security asked the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia to conduct a cost-benefit survey of C-TPAT partners. ViaTech Systems Inc. issued a purchase order establishing the Center for Survey Research as a subcontractor to conduct the requested surveys. The first survey was designed to assess overall satisfaction with the C-TPAT program. The second survey included more details regarding implementation and benefits. The final survey was designed to be a cost analysis survey.
Project ID:
8.07
Client Name:
C-TPAT
Sponsor:
ViaTech
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
300 C-TPAT Members
Year:
2007
BioX NSF Proposal 2008
Overview:
CSR assisted faculty researchers and SJSU and UVA to analyze a student survey and student assessment instrument. The purpose was to evalute the impact of a curriculum intervention regarding teaching MEB (Material and Energy Balance) in chemical engineering courses. Students at six colleges participated SJSU Iowa St. University of Tennessee Lafayette UMBC and Texas A&M.
Project ID:
8.32
Client Name:
Erik Fernandez
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
College students in chemical engineering classes at six colleges SJSU Iowa St. University of Tennessee Lafayette UMBC and Texas A&M.
Year:
2008

CONTACT US

If you would like to learn more about our work, participate in a survey, or contract with us for a survey project, please contact us.