Surveys and Data Collection

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

PWC Immigration Policing Main Project

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.
Year
2008
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

C-TPAT 2009

): U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security asked the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia to conduct a cost-benefit survey of C-TPAT partners. ViaTech Systems, Inc. issued a purchase order establishing the Center for Survey Research as a subcontractor to conduct the requested surveys. The first survey was designed to assess overall satisfaction with the C-TPAT program. The second survey included more details regarding implementation and benefits. The final survey was designed to be a cost analysis survey.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Children`s Futures - P/PV Trenton

Telephone survey of parents of young children (ages 0 - 5) in the city of Trenton, NJ. As part of a long-term evaluation of the Childrens Futures early child intervention program, the survey asks parents about the challenges they face in raising young children and their access to various forms of assistance. The sample came from the following: 1) list of participants in program, 2) list of those prescreened & eligible to participate, 3) directory listed sample, 4) listed sample targeted for young families; and 5) cell phone sample which was inefficient in pretest, therefore deemed unusable for main production. incentive gift cards worth $10 at Walmart and were purchased by the client but sent by mail to respondents by CSR.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

PWC Cell Phone Pilot

This pilot project was a supplement to the 2007 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction. It was designed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of conducting citizen satisfaction survey via cell-phone in Prince William County. Two small experiences were embedded dealing with survey length and cash incentives. Overall, the results support our recommendations to Prince William County Board of Supervisors that the annual citizen satisfaction survey should include cell-phone samples in 2008.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Surgical Outcomes Instrument Development

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
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

APCO 2007 Dr Partnerships

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).
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

First Destinations

This was a survey of all fourth year undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students were asked to participate in the survey in the early spring just prior to graduation. The survey ask students what they anticipated their `first destination` to be upon graduation. Students were then surveyed in the fall immediately following graduation to see how closely their information matched what they actually did after graduation.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study