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.  

APCO 2007 Dr Partnerships
Overview:
This was a mail survey of a random sample of 1 329 physicians in the U.S. and Canada stratified by country and physician type (general practitioner or specialist). The survey asked physicians about opinions about the direction of the profession in general aids and hindrances to practicing medicine time spent on various activities as a percentage of the typical day impacts of insurance companies and governments patient relationships perceived support from various types of organizations opinions about physician advocacy opinions about pharmaceutical companies and demographics. The protocol included an advance letter a survey packet with a $2 U.S. Jefferson bill for U.S. physicians or a $2 Canadian coin (“toonie”) as a token of appreciation a generic thank-you/reminder post card a second survey packet sent by two-day Priority Mail to nonrespondents a second thank-you/reminder post card to nonrespondents and telephone reminder calls to nonrespondents. The unweighted AAPOR RR3 response rate was 25.9% (26.7% U.S. 23.8% Canadian).
Project ID:
7.26
Client Name:
Eugene Ebron
Sponsor:
APCO
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample to be obtained from Larry Baade at MMS 615 general practitioner physicians in the US 310 specialist physicians in the US 265 general practitioner physicians in Canada 135 specialist physicians in Canada -- 1325 total selected.
Year:
2007
PWC Immigration Policing Main Project
Overview:
In collaboration with the Police Executive Research Forum CSR completed a comprehensive two year multi-method evaluation of the illegal immigration policy adopted in 2007 by Prince William County Va. The study resulted in an interim report in 2009 and a final report released in November 2010. Data from annual citizen surveys of the County were supplemented by police data key informant interviews and supplementary semi-structured interviews with residents and community leaders.
Project ID:
8.17
Client Name:
Tom Pulaski Police Dept.
Sponsor:
County of Prince William Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Used certain questions asked on the 2008 2009 and 2010 PWC Citizen Satisfaction surveys in addition to qualitative interviews conducted in person and by telephone.
Year:
2008
Surgical Outcomes Instrument Development
Overview:
Instrument to be developed for mail-out survey about effect on anesthesiologists of adverse event in OR including most recent most memorable and all events pretest results used for grant submission for production study
Project ID:
7.27
Client Name:
Marcel Durieux Farnaz Gazoni
Sponsor:
Dept of Anesthesiology
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample 26 recruitments from conference attendees
Year:
2007
JMU Institutional Research--Reminder Calling for Student Survey
Overview:
CSR conducted reminder calling to encourage participation with a JMU web-based survey of recent grads. CSR contacted over 700 non respondents attempting 1154 open cases out of 2000.
Project ID:
8.18
Client Name:
Peter de Michelle
Sponsor:
JMU
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
attempted contact with graduates of two recent JMU undergraduate classes
Year:
2008
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
Winchester Area Labor Force Study
Overview:
The 2006 Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Study Survey was conducted at the request of the Winchester/Frederick County Economic Development Commission. The survey’s purpose is to supplement information available from Census 2000 and other official sources with more detailed and current information regarding the region’s labor force so that the Commission will be better prepared for the future. The survey emphasizes the characteristics of those residents who might be interested in alternative or additional employment or who commute long distances to work outside the region
Project ID:
6.02
Client Name:
Patrick Barker
Sponsor:
The 2006 Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Study Survey was conducted at the request of the Winchester/Frederick County.
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Year:
2006
HR Restructuring (VT)
Overview:
In July 2006 Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions’ human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Project ID:
7.13
Client Name:
Linda Woodard
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Client List
Year:
2007
Fluvanna Co.
Overview:
DE mailed qst
Project ID:
6.022
Client Name:
Elizabeth Fortune
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2006
UVA Law School Class of 1990
Overview:
The Class of 1990 Study is the first systematic attempt to find out how satisfied graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law are with their professional careers and with other key aspects of their lives. Experiences after Law School will help to define what makes a student’s time in school both beneficial and productive.
Project ID:
7.15
Client Name:
J Monahan
Sponsor:
UVA Law School
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
List of all participants of 1990 study at UVA Law School that could be found
Year:
2007
Durham 2007
Overview:
Phone survey replicates a 2003 study of interethnic relations conducted in Durham NC. This study was conducted in 3 Southern cities Durham NC Memphis TN and Little Rock AR. The study asks whites African-Americans and Hispanics about their interractions with and attitudes toward those of another race.
Project ID:
6.024
Client Name:
Paula McClain
Sponsor:
Duke University
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Black White & Hispanic respondents were recruited from each city using RDD and directory listings of households with Hispanic surnames. The target was 300 of each race/ethnicity in each city.
Year:
2006
Albemarle County Focus Group
Overview:
Follow up on Albemarle County project. Survey participants were invited to join in a focus group asking for feedback on the County's efforts to communicate with citizens and solicit their input.
Project ID:
7.16
Client Name:
Lori Allshouse Lee Caitlin
Sponsor:
County of Albemarle Community Relations
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Participants were recruited from those agreeing to further contact after doing the Citizen Satisfaction Survey in 2006.
Year:
2007
HR Restructuring Survey 06
Overview:
In July 2006 Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions’ human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Project ID:
6.025
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Dataset will include all data collected at UVA and VT
Year:
2007
Reston Community Center
Overview:
Telephone survey of residents of Small District #5 Reston VA. Questions addressed RCC name recognition mission statement use of facilities and governance.
Project ID:
7.17
Client Name:
Tom Ward
Sponsor:
Reston Comm Center
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
listed sample of residents of Small Tax District #5
Year:
2007
Williamsburg Access to Medical Care
Overview:
A survey of residents of Williamsburg VA and surrounding counties targeted on those residing in medically underserved areas. A combination of telephone and in-person methods of contact was used. The survey measures the extent to which people are experiencing problems in accessing phsyician services and whether certain types of people are more likely to experience problems with the goal of identifying major issues and challenges to improving physician access.
Project ID:
6.027
Client Name:
Lou Rossiter Christy Jensen
Sponsor:
College of William & Mary - Schroeder Center
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1125 interviews completed. RDD telephone sample supplemented by sample from medically underserved areas drawn from the USPS Delivery Sequence File. The latter cases were interviewed by telephone and a subsample contacted in-person by W&M students.
Year:
2006
Need Assessment for Adult Autism Care
Overview:
CSR provided data analysis and consultation on data reporting to the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) for a web-based survey of families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to determine future treatment and support needs. The survey was independently designed and executed by VIA. There were 210 respondents to the survey. VIA prepared a written report of the results using CSR data analyses and consultation from CSR.
Project ID:
7.18
Sponsor:
Virginia Institute of Autism
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Responses were collected by the Sponsor via a Web survey.
Year:
2007
Spotsylvania County citizen satisfaction survey 2007
Overview:
This survey was designed to determine residents’ opinions about quality of life in Spotsylvania County to determine residents’ level of satisfaction with a number of services the County provides and to measure citizen opinion about the way in which the County is managing growth and development. Of particular interest were the importance ratings of various planning goals and safety and characteristics of the County.
Project ID:
6.028
Client Name:
Ernie Pennington
Sponsor:
County of Spotsylvania
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD & Listed
Year:
2007
Student Health--ALC Norming Survey '03
Overview:
CSR assisted the Department of Student Health with its third annual norming survey of alcohol use by UVA students by designing a stratified sampling plan for the survey. Margins of error were optimized in the design by examining response rates and descriptive statistics from the prior year’s survey.
Project ID:
7.19
Client Name:
Jennifer Bauerle
Sponsor:
Uva Department of Student Health
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Year:
2003

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