Overview

The Center for Survey Research conducts a wide array of surveys for a diverse clientele. We work with organizations on a one time-basis or on reoccurring survey projects. Contact us if you would like to discuss your survey project needs.  

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woman with her child
The purpose of this survey was to understand the childcare experience of and gaps in services for moderate and low income families.

Report Appendices

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Reston Community Center Report Cover
Conducted in the summer of 2019, this survey aimed to assess awareness and support for the Reston Community Center.

Report Appendices

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Kids at Adventure Farm in Albemarle County; Photo by CVille Tomorrow
The purpose of this survey, conducted during the winter of 2020, was to gather opinions about quality of life in Albemarle.

Report Appendices

Report Title Published
Albemarle County Community Survey: Report
Albemarle County Community Survey: Report Appendices
Harvest Foundation Survey of Childcare Needs: Report
Harvest Foundation Survey of Childcare Needs: Report Appendices
Reston Community Center Community Survey: Report
Reston Community Center Community Survey: Report Appendices
AAPOR 2015 presentation
2011 Virginia Outdoors Demand Survey
Presentation of Virginia Diabetes Prevention National DPP Lifestyle Program Retention Results October 26, 2021
Fairfax Department of Family Services Customer Satisfaction Survey Report Appendices August 13, 2021
Fairfax Department of Family Services Customer Satisfaction Survey Report August 13, 2021
AAPOR 2020: Coordinating Independent Cancer Catchment Area Surveys to Estimate Health Information Access for an Entire State: The Case of Virginia June 17, 2020
Fairfax County NCS 2019 Report March 3, 2020
James City County 2019 Survey Report August 6, 2019
Yale Class of '69 50th Reunion Survey Results June 4, 2019
BeHeardCVA AAPOR 2019 Presentation (5/18/19) June 4, 2019
TJHD Survey Report May 1, 2019
Glossary_OFC April 24, 2019
BeHeardCVA Informed Consent_Long April 16, 2019
Executive Summary: Who's Hungry? Louisa County Survey of Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs January 15, 2019
Who's Hungry? Louisa County Survey of Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs January 15, 2019
Lousia County Survey of Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs November 13, 2018
2017 Conference, Meeting & Event Demand Survey: Report of Results August 13, 2018
Charlottesville Parks and Rec Survey Results July 25, 2018
The Changing Costs of Random Digital Dial Cell Phone and Landline Interviewing March 8, 2018
The Connection Between Breast Density and Breast Cancer December 8, 2017
Cell Phone Costs AAPOR 2016 May 24, 2016
Report to the Benjamin Hair-Just Swim For Life Foundation on JACS4 September 21, 2015
University of Virginia Survey of the Faculty 2012: Report of Results [full report with appendices] December 2, 2012
Appendices to the University of Virginia Survey of the Faculty 2012 December 1, 2012
Harvest Foundation Childcare Needs Survey
Overview:
The purpose of this survey was to understand the childcare experience of and gaps in services for moderate and low income families.
Year:
2020
Downloads:
Reston Community Center Survey
Overview:
Conducted in the summer of 2019, this survey aimed to assess awareness and support for the Reston Community Center.
Year:
2019
Downloads:
Albemarle County Community Survey
Overview:
The purpose of this survey, conducted during the winter of 2020, was to gather opinions about quality of life in Albemarle.
Downloads:
Cancer Center - Catchment Area Health Assessment Survey
Overview:
Funded by NIH P30 NCI Supplement. Survey of University of Virginia Cancer Center's catchment area to capture residents' health behaviors, cancer knowledge and attitudes, and demographic characteristics. Study design combined probability and non-probability sampling techniques and collected responses by mail, web, phone, and in- person efforts across catchment region.
Project ID:
18.14
Client Name:
Roger Anderson
Sponsor:
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Project Coordinator:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
Mixed-probability sampling. Probability sample included mail-out to ABS of 2,767 households, as well as cell-phone calling to RDD and smart cell samples. Study employed adaptive sampling design with second phase of cell phone calling targeted to underrepresented groups in survey response. Non-probability efforts included in-person outreach by community health educators and online social media recruitment.
Survey Mode:
Phone, Mail, Web, In-person
Year:
2019
Caregiver Coordination for People with Dementia--Sperling
Overview:
CSR programmed instruments originally hosted on another web platform into Qualtrics. CSR did not collect any data.
Project ID:
18.24
Client Name:
Scott Sperling
Sponsor:
Department of Neurology, University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
Clinical population recruited by UVa Neurology Department
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2018
Fairfax NCS 2019
Overview:
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) commissioned CSR to conduct their annual Customer Satisfaction Survey for five centers/services: 1) Human Services Transportation (HST), 2) Senior Centers (SC), 3) Community Centers , 4) Teen Centers, and 5) Technology Centers. CSR conducted the data collection for HST and SC, which was administered by mail and web. Fairfax NCS collected data for CC, Teen, and Tech Centers.
Project ID:
19.12
Client Name:
Kristen Lasich
Sponsor:
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Project Coordinator:
Andrea Negrete
Sample:
Sample was drawn from five sources. CSR drew simple random samples of 500 Human Services Transportation customers and 500 Senior Center customers from a population frame provided by client. 465 in-person surveys were collected by NCS county staff for customers of Community Centers, Teen Centers, and Technology Centers. County staff were instructed to collect a certain number of questionnaires based on center size and to sample from a diverse range of ages, genders, and races/ethnicities.
Survey Mode:
Mail, Web, In-person
Year:
2019
Annual Newsroom Diversity Survey
Overview:
The ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey has been conducted annually since 1978. The survey measures diversity of employees within newsrooms with respect to race, ethnicity and gender. NLA (formerly ASNE) has the goal of having the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms nationwide equal to the percentage of minorities in teh nation's population by 2025. The survey data is used by NLE to track newsroom employment trends to assess success of meeting this goal.
Project ID:
19.03
Client Name:
Meredith Clark
Sponsor:
American Association Newsroom Editors
Principal Investigators:
Kara Fitzgibbon
Sample:
All newsrooms in the United States were eligible to participate in the survey, and a sample of 1,850 newsrooms were identified by ASNE and sent survey requests.
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2019
12-hour Nursing Shift Survey
Overview:
CSR assisted with questionnaire design and pretesting for a planned survey of Virginia Nurses, including cognitive interviews with 14 UVa nurses who pre-tested the draft instrument. The questionnaire explored nurses' views of the advantages and disadvantages of 12-hour vs 8-hour work shifts, taking into account personal needs and benefits to patients and work teams. The final instrument was fielded by the Virginia Nursing Association, polling their membership.
Project ID:
17.06
Client Name:
Beth Quatrara
Sponsor:
Uva School of Nursing
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Membership of the Virginia Nursing Association. 3,400 nurses, not all of whom would be qualified for the study.
Survey Mode:
Web
Year:
2017
Aid & Application Awareness study 09
Overview:
The goal of this survey was to replicate a set of surveys done in 2007 and 2008 which gathered information about how high school seniors and their families make choices about college. The surveys were focused particularly on financial concerns or limitations. The Center for Survey Research (CSR) was contracted by the researchers (Sarah Turner Professor of Economics & Education at the University of Virginia and Christopher Avery Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University) to conduct the survey and collect the data. Although many of the same questions were asked this year’s protocol did differ significantly from the 2007/2008 survey design most notably the survey was only administered to students and only in the spring. Because many high school seniors could still be under eighteen years old when they were first recruited for the survey parental consent was required before they could be contacted. Responses were collected via the Internet and on paper forms.
Project ID:
9.02
Client Name:
Sarah Turner
Sponsor:
Harvard University Spencer Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Current Virginia HS seniors who scored well on SATs and live in low-income areas
Year:
2009
Batten Institute Survey of UVA Alumni Entrepreneurship
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
9.23
Client Name:
Mike Lenox
Sponsor:
Batten Institute Uva Darden School
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Survey of all Uva alumni.
Year:
2010
PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2009
Overview:
Annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey for Prince William County VA was based on a dual-frame sample that included Random Digit Dialing of landline phones and cell phones. The survey included new questions introduced in 2008 to track changes related to the County's illegal immigration enforcement policy. This year's results showed significant increases in many satisfaction items.
Project ID:
9.03
Client Name:
Mike Hurlocker
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Dual-frame telephone sample combining landline RDD and landline cell phone samples. N=1746
Year:
2009
Punjab Women's Empowerment in Agriculture - Sherry Mohsin
Overview:
CSR assisted visiting international student Sherry Mohsin (Durr e Shahwar Mohsin Ul Haq) with data analysis in SPSS and Stata of survey data she collected in Punjab designed to measure womens' empowerment in agriculture. CSR assisted with analysis only and did not charge a fee for this educational work.
Project ID:
19.15
Client Name:
Ms. Mohsin was a visiting international student working with Prof. Rae Blumberg Sociology
Sponsor:
Not funded research
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Women in several agricultural communities in Punjab. Sampling was carried out by the student researcher.
Survey Mode:
In-person
Year:
2019
PWC Immigration Supplement
Overview:
Semi-structured tape recorded telephone interviews with selected residents of Prince William County to probe more deeply into opinions about the County’s illegal immigration enforcement policy. Results were analyzed qualitatively for use in the final report of the 2-year evaluation study of the policy carried out by CSR and PERF.
Project ID:
9.05
Client Name:
PWC
Sponsor:
PWC
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
23 respondents to the 2008 and 2009 Citizen Satisfaction surveys who had agreed to be contacted were called back including all eligible Hispanic respondents.
Year:
2009
Loudoun County Needs Assessment
Overview:
CSR and LCDFS collaborated to design three survey questionnaires. A) web-based survey of human services programs in the county to help understand the array of human services resources already in place b) mail survey sent to 2 200 households in Loudoun and c) “lobby survey” placed at ten human service agencies for clients to fill out and return anonymously.
Project design used a stakeholders workshop about and two focus groups to guide the creation of a viable instrument that was used for both main resident distribution and for the agency lobbies. CSR and LCDFS also added a community assets inventory to inform discussions about resources already in-hand. CSR provided all analysis and a full written report of the findings from the surveys.
Project ID:
9.06
Client Name:
Beth Rosenberg
Sponsor:
Loudoun County
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
residents of general population oversampling selecet areas add'l cases from surveys distributed in lobby of select social service agancies
Year:
2009
Darden Surveys (2009 FY & SY surveys)
Overview:
Since 2001 CSR has conducted data analysis of First year and Second Year student surveys for the Darden School. This year CSR was asked to do data analysis for the Second Year only. The analysis includes mean ratings and cross tabulations by demographic variables by year and comparison across years.
Project ID:
9.08
Client Name:
Karkas Armin
Sponsor:
Darden
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Sample:
Second year Darden students n=194
Year:
2009
Fairfax County DFS 2009
Overview:
The Fairfax County Department of Family Services survey is a client satisfaction survey. The survey is a self-administered paper survey that is mailed to clients’ home addresses. The survey was mailed to a random sample of 3500 clients. The survey also included a telephone follow-up to approximately 25% of the non-respondents. All questionnaires were made available in English and five additional languages Vietnamese Farsi Spanish Korean and Arabic. This was the second survey conducted for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
Project ID:
9.09
Client Name:
John Ruthinoski
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
A random sample of 3500 clients proportionately sampled by client services
Year:
2009
UVIMCO 2009
Overview:
This was a web-based survey of 23 employees of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company comparable to a previous survey in 2007. The questionnaire covered employee satisfaction with rewards facilities training empowerment teamwork creativity workplace environment hiring and retention directors managers and CEO and overall satisfaction.
Project ID:
9.1
Client Name:
Sharon Herbert
Sponsor:
UVA Investment Management Company
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Census of all employees
Year:
2009
UVA IT Analysis 2009: Information Technology and the Future of the University.
Overview:
CSR also consulted to UVA ITC as they prepared results for publication on their web page using the data from the 2008 survey of IT users which was titled Information Technology and the Future of the University. The survey involved advance letters to inform participants about the study and ask for their participation mailed on November 19 2008 to the 3 400 people in the sample. Letters to students contained a $2 bill as an incentive to participate following the principles of social exchange theory outlined in Dillman’s Tailored Design Method. Most of the letters were sent via UVA Messenger Mail while several hundred were sent to off-Grounds addresses by first class U.S. mail. The median length of time to complete the interview was 18 minutes. A total of 1 525 questionnaires were completed. The overall unweighted response rate for the survey was 44.9%. Among the sampling groups response rates were highest for undergraduates (57.8%) and lowest for graduate students (36.1%). With 1 525 (5.3%) of the estimated qualified reachable population of 29 012 responding the margin of error for questions answered by all respondents in this survey is ±2.4% at the 95% level of confidence.
Project ID:
9.11
Client Name:
James Hilton
Sponsor:
UVA Information Technology and Communications
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
No sampling for this specific consulting project.
Year:
2009
VDH SASS: Alternative septic regulations
Overview:
In spring 2009 the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services in the Office of Environmental Health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) contracted with the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia to design and conduct a survey of Virginia residents regarding proposed emergency regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems. In spring 2009 the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services in the Office of Environmental Health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) contracted with the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia to design and conduct a survey of Virginia residents regarding proposed emergency regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems.
Project ID:
9.12
Client Name:
Dwayne Roadcap
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Sample of Households with Septic Systems
Year:
2009
Reston Community Center Survey 2009 -- Design Phase
Overview:
This phase of the 2009 Reston Community Center project was specifically for the purpose of designing and developing the project. Time was spent consulting with the client and the Reston Board of Supervisors on the content of the survey and the protocol for implementing the study which included a CSR experimental design. CSR worked directly with the Reston Community Center Director to define the experimental protocol which involved the use of an address-based sampling plan.
Project ID:
9.13
Client Name:
Tom Ward
Sponsor:
Reston Community Center
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Design Phase only - no sample required.
Year:
2009

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