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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Search Completed Projects

Class Poll 2012

In partnership with George Mason University, CSR conducted a statewide poll of Virginia voters in October 2012 regarding how they planned to vote in the following month`s elections, as well as their attitudes toward a number of issues related to the election. Reporting of the results was conducted through press releases rather than the writing of a complete, formal report. UVa students in SOC 3120 under the direction of Professor Rexrode did the data collection as part of their class requirements.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

BioX 2012

BioX 2012 was a research study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and sponsored by San Jose State University. The project was designed to acquire feedback about the Bioengineering Educational Materials Bank website (BioEMB website) from registered site users. The survey was designed to aid the website creators in improving curriculum materials and support for undergraduate education in bioengineering and to inform the final report on the NSF grant that funded the BioEMB website.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Pittsylvania County Agriculture Impact

At the request of the Pittsylvania County Agriculture Development Office, the Center for Survey Research conducted three focus groups to describe and report on the status of agribusiness in Pittsylvania County and Danville City, and to solicit input about agribusiness development needs and opportunities. In addition, CSR conducted semi-structured interviews with the Agricultural Board members to get their reaction to the focus group results.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

HSF Employee Survey 2012-Uva Physicians Group

The University of Virginia Physicians Group (UPG) commissioned CSR to collect and analyze its 2012 Employee Engagement Survey. The UPG 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, by department and by survey year.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Vascular Surgeon EMR Compliance

The Virginia Vascular Surgeons project was a web-based survey (Qualtrics), sponsored by Dr. Margaret Clarke Tracci, University of Virginia Department of Surgery. The purpose of the project was to investigate Virginia vascular surgeons` compliance with and opinion about electronic programs newly mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a unit of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

PLE 2012 Darden/Curry School Turnaround Program

CSR assisted the UVa Partnership for Leaders in Education with a web-based survey offered to 1,320 teachers at 35 schools in seven school divisions located in Arizona, North Carolina and Utah. The survey asked about leadership, work activities and school climate issues. There were 580 usable responses for a response rate of 47.9%.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Virginia PRAMS 2012

This survey is a population-based surveillance system that collects state-specific data on maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before, during, and after pregnancy. The data are used for policy and program. The core questions are common to all states and the state specific questions are standard topic modules that VDH has selected for use in the survey. CSR was contracted to provide telephone reminders for non-respondents after several mailings through VDH and conduct telephone interviews with willing respondents.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Advanced Directives in Dementia - Bonnie

CSR worked with a research team headed by Prof. Richard Bonnie (UVa School of Law) to prepare a research proposal to ARDRAF (Alzheimers and Related Diseases Research Advancement Fund). The proposed research would have explored issues in encouraging elders to prepare advance directives that would designate who would be empowered to act if they were to suffer dementia in future years. The proposal was not funded, but the UVa School of Law underwrote some of the costs of CSR`s work on the proposal.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

UVA Department of Anesthesiology Performance Evaluation

Web presentation allowing Department members to evaluate clinical effort and assess peers, CRNAs and residents. Several members preferred to send in completed Excel spreadsheet; CSR entered data into that person`s web record. All resident surveys were manually entered.
Year
2011
Area of Survey Study

JACS 1 - Jefferson Area Community Survey 2012

CSR initiated the Jefferson Area Community Survey project in late 2011, and the first wave of the survey was fielded in January 2012. This is a recurrent, regional omnibus survey of the greater Charlottesville region, including the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. The telephone study used a triple-frame sampling design (landline RDD, directory listed landlines phones, and cell phones) and over 1,000 interviews were completed. Local government agencies, non-profits, and University researchers may purchase questions on JACS. The first wave included questions about local development and transportation issues, public perceptions of public health issues, and questions about gas safety. CSR also released results of its own questions on the 2012 Presidential race, consumer confidence, and the controversial Western By-Pass road project.
Year
2011
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

Pittsylvania County Agriculture Impact

At the request of the Pittsylvania County Agriculture Development Office, the Center for Survey Research conducted three focus groups to describe and report on the status of agribusiness in Pittsylvania County and Danville City, and to solicit input about agribusiness development needs and opportunities. In addition, CSR conducted semi-structured interviews with the Agricultural Board members to get their reaction to the focus group results.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

PLE 2012 Darden/Curry School Turnaround Program

CSR assisted the UVa Partnership for Leaders in Education with a web-based survey offered to 1,320 teachers at 35 schools in seven school divisions located in Arizona, North Carolina and Utah. The survey asked about leadership, work activities and school climate issues. There were 580 usable responses for a response rate of 47.9%.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

School of Medicine Staff Engagement Survey

The University of Virginia School of Medicine (SOM) commissioned CSR to collect and analyze its 2012 Staff Engagement Survey. The SOM Staff Engagement survey is based on the Q12 questions developed by the Gallup Research Group and a 7-item Health System Engagement Index. 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 employee demographics.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Surgical Needs Pediatric-Rwanda

At the request of Robin Petroze, fellow in Surgery at UVa and a co-PI on the Surgeons Overseas Survey Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) for Rwanda, CSR assisted in a re-analysis of the survey data focused on the needs of children.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

TEACH trial--Kellogg funding-Wendy Cohn

CSR assisted Dr. Wendy Cohn of UVa Public Health Sciences by analysing survey data collected in a Harrisonburg community health survey and classifying each respondent into one of 9 TEACH categories indicating their preferences iin seeking health information.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Uva Physicians Group Faculty-Physician Survey

A survey of opinions regarding the performance of University of Virginia Physicians Group staff in eight operational areas by the 697 employees of these various areas. For each operational area, four to six dimensions of service were rated on a five-point Likert-type scale. Each area was also rated for overall satisfaction with its services.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Virginia PRAMS 2012

This survey is a population-based surveillance system that collects state-specific data on maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before, during, and after pregnancy. The data are used for policy and program. The core questions are common to all states and the state specific questions are standard topic modules that VDH has selected for use in the survey. CSR was contracted to provide telephone reminders for non-respondents after several mailings through VDH and conduct telephone interviews with willing respondents.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Vascular Surgeon EMR Compliance

The Virginia Vascular Surgeons project was a web-based survey (Qualtrics), sponsored by Dr. Margaret Clarke Tracci, University of Virginia Department of Surgery. The purpose of the project was to investigate Virginia vascular surgeons` compliance with and opinion about electronic programs newly mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a unit of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

ACS Survey on Ethical Consultation-Validation

CSR conducted expert reviews of a survey questionnaire with surgeons. The project was conducted for the National Institutes of Health. The list of surgeons was provided by the client. The questionnaire covered ethical consultation and consideration of dilemmas. Surgeons responded by phone or mail. CSR reviewed qualitative comments and summarized them in a written report.
Year
2011
Area of Survey Study