Nationwide, statewide and regional

Innovative Surgery II

A re-sample study to assess whether there was measurable non-response bias in the 2003 Innovative Surgery study. The questionnaire used for this study was an exact replication of the original questionnaire. The instrument contained questions about surgeons` opinions concerning innovative or experimental surgery. Responses of the new respondents were compared to those who responded originally.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study

Substance Abuse (Recovery Groups Survey)

This survey is designed to gather information from individuals recovering from substance abuse problems that employ either the predominant 12-step approach or that of an alternative abstinence based peer support group. The survey was anonymous and distribution of surveys and reminders was via the group coordinators who were contacted by CSR or Dr. Atkins. The goal is to develop a prototype of a treatment assessment tool, the Treatment Assessment for Personal Empowerment (T.A.P.E.) measure, based on data analysis and scale evaluation. The tool will be designed to provide the best possible client / support group match per treatment approach and aftercare.
Year
2004
Area of Survey Study

PWC PPP Counter Customer Survey

The purpose of this survey was to determine the strengths and weaknesses in the regulatory processes that relate to construction and development in Prince William County. In its overall approach and focus, the 2004 survey largely replicated the project conducted in 2000. However, for the 2004 project, the County decided to add a counter exit survey to the project, as a third component. This was an on-site survey of permit runners, residents, and other cus-tomers at the counters pertaining to zoning, building permit, land development permit, building plan intake, watershed and the fire.
Year
2004
Area of Survey Study

DMV Transaction Timing 2004

CSR conducted a timing study of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) transactions in Customer Service Centers (CSC) that was designed to obtain estimates of the mean time required for CSC transactions identified as key cost drivers. Eighteen different transactions were timed by field study personnel and road tests were timed by self-timing methodology.
Year
2004
Area of Survey Study

LGOC

A survey conducted to generate material for discussion at the 2004 Local Government Officials Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. Respondents were asked about the goals of the locality and for opinions about the services of local government, as well as the challenges in their own local government and ideas for solutions. They also rated services on the Web and relationships with the state government.
Year
2004
Area of Survey Study

Community Shielding in the National Capitol Region

This study explores how residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) might respond to potential acts of terrorism, and assesses their willingness to practice `community shielding,` a wider form of shelter-in-place. Hypothetical scenarios considered by respondents included a `dirty bomb` and an outbreak of smallpox.
Year
2003
Area of Survey Study

DMV Customer Satisfaction 2003

Seventh annual, statewide, customer satisfaction survey for users of the Department of Motor Vehicles services. The purpose of the 2003 survey was to compare performance ratings with prior years, assess DMV users` overall levels of satisfaction with DMV services, compare the levels of DMV users` satisfaction across DMV districts, analyze the key factors that determine satisfaction level, as well as evaluate the new self-service areas available at some customer service centers.
Year
2003
Area of Survey Study

Pilot Study for the National Survey of the Mining Population (NIOSH)

A pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment materials, questionnaires, and survey procedures developed for a nation-wide survey of the mining population by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The National Survey of the Mining Population will be a national survey of mines and their employees for each of five mining commodities (i.e., coal, metal, non-metal, stone, and sand and gravel). Information captured from this study is intended to guide improvements to maximize the performance of the various components of the full-scale commodity-based study.
Year
2003
Area of Survey Study

Ethical Practices Among Nurse Practitioners and Social Workers

20 minute self administered survey was given in paper and web formats to assess the ethical issues associated with nursing and social work practice. The intent was to provide educators and ethics programs in health care with valuable information regarding the ethical issues that nurses and social workers encounter in their practice as well as the resources available to help with these issues. After undeliverable and other identifiable disqualified respondents were removed as a result of mailing outcomes, the group sample sizes were 1489 social workers and 817 registered nurses. From these groups we had 790 completes (figure includes 19 partial completions) for social workers (53.1%) and 422 completes (includes 5 partial completions) for the registered nurses (51.7%).
Year
2003
Area of Survey Study