Projects

What kinds of projects are done at CSR?

CSR has conducted a wide range of projects. We have worked on behalf of academic researchers, government agencies, private foundations, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

CSR is experienced with an array of contact modes:

  • Telephone interviewing (with WinCATI)
  • Mail-out survey and contact services
  • Web-based data collection
  • In-person interviewing

CSR has recently purchased Quatlrics which allows for the creation and implementation of sophisticated, user friendly online surveys. Qualtrics can be used to schedule both reminder and thank-you emails based on completion of the survey.

What services does CSR provide?
CSR is a full-service research facility. We offer customized project design, professional interviewing, and data collection using the latest survey technologies, as well as data analysis and report preparation.

How much does it cost to do a survey?
CSR's rates are competitive with other academic and commercial survey organizations. Project costs can vary widely depending on factors such as the scope of services you require, the survey methodology used, the number of respondents, the nature of the sample, etc. Costs can range anywhere from $5,000 to $150,000. So while typical projects have been in the $20,000 to $50,000 range, we have also done smaller and larger projects. We invite you to contact one of our senior staff to discuss the scope of your project and factors that govern cost.

What's the best way to collect data for my project?
CSR can advise you on the most productive and cost-effective method for collecting your data: telephone, mail, electronically, or in-person. CSR ensures scientific validity of your study by helping specify procedures for selecting respondents within households, securing cooperation, and following up incomplete interviews or questionnaires.

Who writes the questions for my survey?
CSR can write the question for you or can assist you in writing your own. We will help you determine the best question formats to measure people's opinions, experiences, attitudes, and behaviors. We can advise you on the proper sequencing of items, a critical design feature for maintaining objectivity and ensuring that respondents understand your questions.

Can I get a copy of one of your old reports?
Most are available for a nominal fee. Contact Ila Crawford for details and specific costs.

Custom Project Design

We will help you clarify your study objectives and advise you on how to get the most research value from available resources.

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Data Collection

We specialize in the use of Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing and Personal Interviewing.

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How We Collect Useful Data

CSR prepares statistical analyses and reports of survey results ranging from simple tabulations to authoritative, in-depth narrative reports.

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ASAP research on satisfaction with growth

CSR staff prepared a report that integrates data on attitudes toward growth, consequences of growth and growth management, using data from various surveys taken in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region by CSR and others. The survey dates ranged from 1994 to 2011, and included some CSR studies from Prince William County, another Virginia locality that has experienced rapid growth. The study was sponsored by a local non-profit group that focuses on growth issues in the area: Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Wharton School Alumni Survey

The Wharton Alumni Survey was designed to measure the experiences of Wharton MBAs. Alumna were asked about their education and pre-MBA background as well as the details of their career experiences. Respondents were asked questions about their career experiences specifically in entrepreneurial companies. The final section of the survey asked about current attitudes to their work as well as your relationship with Wharton.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Chesterfield Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2010

The 2010 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Survey included 550 randomly selected individuals living in the County. The survey was conducted in the summer of 2010. The survey was an abbreviated version of the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Surveys. Cell-phone respondents were included in the survey just as they were in 2008. Weighting schemes were adopted in accordance with the disproportionate sampling techniques involving cell phones. As in 2006 and 2008, Spanish-speaking residents of the county had a chance to participate in the survey in Spanish through special arrangements with bilingual members of CSR and/or county staff. Four residents participated in this way.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

VDEM Phase 2

Extension of behavioral study consisting of 6 distinct tasks done in collaboration with UVA`s CRMES, University of Delawarel & Va Transpotation Research Council. Survey of National Capital Region explored reactions of employed residents to an emergency event. Other tasks included a review of recent lterature describing the role of emergency responders, analyses of a variety of requested topics addressed in the original survey and in-depth analysis of emergency traffic patterns.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

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

Children`s Future-P/PV 20100

Evaluate the impact of Childrens Futures community initiative on the health of children in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. Four distinct samples were used in an attempt to reach as many parents of young children as possible, while keeping the cost of the project within the limits of the P/PV budget; CF clients, screened potential clients, targeted lists of the general population and general population.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Loudoun County Public Schools

CSR worked with LCPS to design and conduct web and postal surveys of Loudoun County Public School employees, and web and take-home surveys of LCPS parents. There were 4,516 completed surveys. The survey covered attitudes and priorities regarding school funding issues, to assist LCPS staff and stakeholders to discuss upcoming budget issues.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Horse Industry Board

The 2010 Virginia Horse Industry Survey was conducted during the summer of 2010 by the Center for Survey Research (CSR) in cooperation with the Center for Economics and Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Virginia Horse Industry Board. The data collection for the project consisted of two phases. First, CSR visited twelve equine events of different types and solicited attendees to fill out surveys with their estimated expenditures and related data for that event. There were 809 completed questionnaires in this `attendee survey.` Second, CSR randomly selected 150 equine events for the `sponsor survey` portion of the project. CSR mailed questionnaires to the 113 unique sponsors of these 150 events. The sponsor survey questionnaire asked for information about attendance, revenues and expenditures for the selected events. Information was collected for 42 events.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

NSF--Science Indicators Instrumentation Workshop

At the request of the National Science Foundation, Prof. Guterbock organized and convened a survey methodology workshop at NSF headquarters in November 2010. The workshop included experts in survey methodology and in public knowledge of science. The task was to recommend improvements in the instrumentation used in NSF`s biennial surveys that assess public knowledge of science and technology. A report on the workshop`s recommendations was submitted to NSF in January 2011. Supported by a grant to U.Va. Department of Sociology and CSR.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study
Project Name Area of Study Survey By Mail Survey By Phone Survey By Web Survey In Person Year
LC Horse Owners Survey Local Government Yes No Yes No 2018
Culpeper Schools Youth Behavior Survey Analysis Educational Research No No Yes No 2017
Franklin & Marshall College Trustees Survey 2016 Organization-Elite Respondents No No Yes No 2016
UVa Facilities Management Customer Survey Research on UVA No No Yes No 2016
ORB International 7-country project 2017 Nationwide, statewide and regional No No No Yes 2016
UVa SCPS Military Outreach: Interviews with ESOs Educational Research No Yes No No 2016
Foothills Forum Additional Data Analysis Nationwide, statewide and regional Yes No No No 2016
Fairfax County NCS Customer Satisfaction Local Government Yes No Yes Yes 2015
Guatemala Survey Weighting Consult Health-related No No No Yes 2015
Nonprofit Finance Fund Consult Nationwide, statewide and regional No No No No 2015
Municipal Responses to Immigrants Survey Nationwide, statewide and regional Yes No Yes No 2015
ORB International Weighting Consultation Nationwide, statewide and regional No No No Yes 2015
Smartphone data collection: Matt Gerber Questionnaire Critical Review Local Government No No Yes No 2015
Foothills Forum--Rappahannock Survey Nationwide, statewide and regional Yes No No No 2015
Uva Sexual Assault Place and Time Survey Research on UVA No No Yes No 2015
Roanoke Higher Education Center Needs Assessment Educational Research No Yes Yes No 2014
Health Information on Facebook Health-related No No Yes No 2014
HPV Cohort 2014 Health-related No Yes No No 2014
Charlottesville Gas Safety Survey 2014 Local Government No Yes No No 2014
VDH Dental Care Access Health-related No Yes No No 2014

Chesterfield Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2010

The 2010 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Survey included 550 randomly selected individuals living in the County. The survey was conducted in the summer of 2010. The survey was an abbreviated version of the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Surveys. Cell-phone respondents were included in the survey just as they were in 2008. Weighting schemes were adopted in accordance with the disproportionate sampling techniques involving cell phones. As in 2006 and 2008, Spanish-speaking residents of the county had a chance to participate in the survey in Spanish through special arrangements with bilingual members of CSR and/or county staff. Four residents participated in this way.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Children`s Future-P/PV 20100

Evaluate the impact of Childrens Futures community initiative on the health of children in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. Four distinct samples were used in an attempt to reach as many parents of young children as possible, while keeping the cost of the project within the limits of the P/PV budget; CF clients, screened potential clients, targeted lists of the general population and general population.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Crescent Hall Resident Survey

UVa MPH student Megan Dunay led a project to complete a health needs assessment of residents of Crescent Halls, a publicly owned residence for elders and the disabled in Charlottesville, VA. CSR assisted by supplying a previously used survey instrument and programming it as a CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) instrument. Dunay and her colleagues conducted the interviews and reported the data, including feedback to the resident community. Faculty Advisor: Ruth Bernheim, UVa Public Health Sciences.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Darden Climate Survey 2010

The purpose of the Darden Enterprise Organizational survey was: to assess employee satisfaction with the work environment, assess workplace climate in a variety of key-topic areas, assess commitment to the organization, identify any areas that may need attention or improvement, understand demographic patterns in the survey responses, and serve as a resource and catalyst for discussion into the future.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Education Abroad Outcomes-J Term 2011 Pilot

Following the recommendation of the UVa Education Abroad Outcomes Task Force, the International Studies Office asked CSR to assist with an evaluation of the impact of its programs on students` cultural awareness. The survey items were based on a conceptual framework developed by the task force. A web-based instrument, tested during J-Term 2011, was used pre- and post-program, and items were added in Summer 2011 to measure program characteristics and student experiences. Postal and e-mail reminders were used to encourage response. CSR`s analysis of results from J-term 2011 was delivered to the International Studies Office. This project was intended as a pilot for further research.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

GrandAide Outcome Evaluation - Garson

The Grand-Aide project is designed to provide health care training to community members in areas lacking access to health care. CSR developed several questionnaires for use in evaluating the program: self administered instruments for health workers (Grand-Aides), patients and providers, including pre and post intervention versions.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

HSF employees 2010

The University of Virginia Health Services Foundation (HSF) commissioned CSR to conduct and analyze its 2010 Employee Engagement Survey data. The HSF Employee Engagement survey is based on the Q12 questions developed by the Gallup Research Group. In addition to these questions, employees were asked to rate some additional items and provide certain demographic data. Analysis and reporting is limited to a brief text overview and a series of tables by question and by department.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Human Genetics and EMR Focus Groups

Six focus groups were held, two in each location: Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville, VA. The groups discussed the pros and cons of using an electronic tool to share personal health information with others who might be affected by the same genetic traits. The tool would also offer medically sound guidance and suggestions. Participants were adults randomly recruited from Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville VA areas
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

INTERQUEST 2010

CSR conducted a 15 minute telephone survey of 100 users of equipment randomly chosen from client list of network and IT managers and administrators. Participants were offered a $20.00 gift certificate upon completion.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Loudoun County Public Schools

CSR worked with LCPS to design and conduct web and postal surveys of Loudoun County Public School employees, and web and take-home surveys of LCPS parents. There were 4,516 completed surveys. The survey covered attitudes and priorities regarding school funding issues, to assist LCPS staff and stakeholders to discuss upcoming budget issues.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study