Thomas Guterbock

Batten Institute Survey of UVA Alumni Entrepreneurship

The UVA Center for Survey Research (CSR) assisted the Batten Institute to design and execute a confidential self-administered survey (mail out and web) of a large sample of alumni of the University of Virginia. CSR assisted in the development of the survey questionnaire. The survey was designed to capture information to inform an estimate of the economic impact of entrepreneurial ventures in which Uva alumni have been involved or which they founded. The survey also was designed to support an analysis of factors that may be related to engagement in entrepreneurial activities.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Equipoise in Clinical Trials-Djulbegovich

Working with researchers at the University of South Florida, CSR designed and fielded this vignette-based factorial web survey to investigate whether clinical trials could be identified where the interests of trial patients and future patients come into balance or `equipoise.` Deployed on a customized website hosted by CSR, the web survey presented each expert respondent--recruited from Institutional Review Board members at the 122 U.S. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) schools--with four pairs of randomized clinical trial vignettes, followed by a ninth `bonus` vignette of a type that matched one of the previous four pairs. In each of the nine vignettes, seven aspects of each scenario could be randomly varied, resulting in over 1,000 possible variations covering different phases of hypothetical clinical trials involving rheumatoid arthritis and pancreatic cancer patients.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Reston Community Center Survey 2009 -- Execution Phase

The purpose of the 2009 Reston Community Center Citizen Satisfaction Survey was to assess current and projected future use of programs and facilities, as well as citizen priorities for recreational needs within the context of anticipated increases in population and tax base related to the metro Silver Line. The survey introduced new questions to assess the community`s priorities for indoor recreational facilities and to provide information for discussions about budget and growth decisions for the future.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

APCO Dr Partnerships 2010

This survey of US and Canadian physicians attempted to find out more about attititudes and perceptions that might effect decisions about where & how to practice medicine, repeating a study from 2007 and adding a Web component to the data collection. The questionnaire was designed to try to better understand the pressures facing practicing physicians today by identifying the challenges as well as the satisfactions of the profession. The content of the survey addressed physician satisfaction and attitudes about the practice of medicine in general and the aspects of medicine that physicians like and dislike.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Organizational Survey 2010

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.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Analysis of ENT diagnoses in the National Ambulatory Care Survey

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..
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Reston Community Center Survey 2009 -- Design Phase

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.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

UVA IT Analysis 2009: Information Technology and the Future of the University.

CSR also consulted to UVA ITC as they prepared results for publication on their web page using the data from the 2008 survey of IT users, which was titled Information Technology and the Future of the University. The survey involved advance letters to inform participants about the study and ask for their participation mailed on November 19, 2008 to the 3,400 people in the sample. Letters to students contained a $2 bill as an incentive to participate, following the principles of social exchange theory outlined in Dillman`s Tailored Design Method. Most of the letters were sent via UVA Messenger Mail, while several hundred were sent to off-Grounds addresses by first class U.S. mail. The median length of time to complete the interview was 18 minutes. A total of 1,525 questionnaires were completed. The overall unweighted response rate for the survey was 44.9%. Among the sampling groups, response rates were highest for undergraduates (57.8%) and lowest for graduate students (36.1%). With 1,525 (5.3%) of the estimated qualified, reachable population of 29,012 responding, the margin of error for questions answered by all respondents in this survey is +-2.4% at the 95% level of confidence.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Immigration Supplement

Semi-structured, tape recorded telephone interviews with selected residents of Prince William County, to probe more deeply into opinions about the County`s illegal immigration enforcement policy. Results were analyzed qualitatively for use in the final report of the 2-year evaluation study of the policy carried out by CSR and PERF.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2009

Annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey for Prince William County, VA was based on a dual-frame sample that included Random Digit Dialing of landline phones and cell phones. The survey included new questions, introduced in 2008, to track changes related to the County`s illegal immigration enforcement policy. This year`s results showed significant increases in many satisfaction items.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study