James Ellis

BioX NSF Proposal 2008

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.
Year
2008
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

WCPS08: Washington County Triennial School Census

CSR staff consulted to SERL-VCU to support the 2008 Washington County Triennial School Census. Activities included advice on Access database structure, SPSS analysis to produce census counts, and written technical notes on the process.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

UVa NHTS -- Uva-Specific Travel Survey of Students for VDOT

As part of the 2009 Virginia add-on to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), Virginia Department of Transportation asked CSR to administer the NHTS instrument to U.Va. Students. U.Va. Worked in conjunction with researchers at VCU, ODU, and Virginia Tech to convert the original telephone instrument to a web survey. The travel diary and study protocol was customized to a University setting. Students (n=1003 at U.Va.) provided trip diary information for randomly pre-assigned travel days allowing analysis of origin destination data. The data will allow transportation modelers to improve transportation models for the college-age population that is normally under-represented in the NHTS in University communities.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

BioX Curriculum Evaluation

CSR assisted faculty researchers at San Jose State University to evaluate a curriculum experiment for teaching MEB (Material and Energy Balance). The SJSU researchers and their partners administered paper surveys of students at five universities at the end of the course, and web-based surveys to faculty who teach chemical engineering. There were 126 completed student surveys and 62 completed faculty surveys. CSR performed data manipulation and data analysis.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Need Assessment for Adult Autism Care

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.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) - Service Providers

This is a mail survey with telephone follow-up to 413 healthcare organizations about the care of adults with autism. The current increase in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders is anticipated to create an increase in the number of adults with autism spectrum disorders. Are healthcare agencies anticipating this increase? What are they doing to prepare for it? What do they see as barriers to their own preparation efforts or to those that might be undertaken generally? Three lists were used for sampling: Medicaid waiver service providers (n=327), sheltered employment (ESOs, n=47) and DRS field offices (n=39). There were 141 responses for a response rate of 34.1%. Results were tabulated and summarized in a bulleted document. Tables and the bullet summary were delivered to the sponsor. No written report was done. A PowerPoint presentation was created later for use by John Toscano.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services survey is a client satisfaction survey. The survey was a self-administered paper survey that was mailed to clients` home addresses. The survey was maled to a random sample of 3500 clients. All questionnaires were made available in English as well as five other languages. This was the second survey conducted for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study