Thomas Guterbock

Aid & Application Awareness study 09

The goal of this survey was to replicate a set of surveys done in 2007 and 2008 which gathered information about how high school seniors and their families make choices about college. The surveys were focused particularly on financial concerns or limitations. The Center for Survey Research (CSR) was contracted by the researchers (Sarah Turner, Professor of Economics & Education at the University of Virginia and Christopher Avery, Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University) to conduct the survey and collect the data. Although many of the same questions were asked, this year`s protocol did differ significantly from the 2007/2008 survey design; most notably, the survey was only administered to students and only in the spring. Because many high school seniors could still be under eighteen years old when they were first recruited for the survey, parental consent was required before they could be contacted. Responses were collected via the Internet and on paper forms.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

CRA-W (Computing Education Evaluation)

The goal of this web survey was to evaluate the effect of programs sponsored by Computing Research Associates that promote careers in computing research fields for women and minorities and that provide support to students who seek to pursue careers in these fields. A total of 412 students from a national sample of students who had graduated from an undergraduate program in computing completed the on-line questionnaire. The study found significant, positive differences between those who participated in CRA programs compared to others.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

VDEM Survey on Emergency Preparedness, National Capital Region

: Telephone survey of randomly contacted residents of Washington, DC and the areas of Virginia and Maryland considered to be part of the National Capital Region. Contact was made by listed sample, RDD and cell phone. The project was a collaborative effort among the emergency management agencies of DC and its five surrounding states (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.) The survey gathered information on people`s preparedness, trust in information sources, special needs, likely evacuation destinations and routes, and other information needed by the emergency management agencies to prepare their plans for a possible man-made emergency in the area. A full report was prepared in addition to multiple presentations for stakeholders and emergency planners and responders.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

PWC CS_2008 Supplement

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.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Danville Civic Renewal Initiative Survey of Social Capital

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.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Uva HR Gallup 12 survey

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.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Charlottesville Employees Survey 2010

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.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Albemarle County Citizen Survey 2008

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.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

AASRO Support

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.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study