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.  

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
Analysis of ENT diagnoses in the National Ambulatory Care Survey
Overview:
CSR gave technical assistance to Jose Mattos MD-MPH student at UVa. for a project analyzing data on ear nose and throat diagnoses from the National Ambulatory Care Survey a large annual data collectiion funded by CDC. The study focused on changes over time in presentation of asthma and other complaints separating data by demographic groups. Data for specific ailments and years had to be extracted from multiple NAMCS data sets. Due to the weighting scheme used in this data set complex sampling analysis methods in STATA needed to be applied to the custom-built final data set..
Project ID:
9.14
Client Name:
Jose Mattos Fellow in Otolaryngology Uva
Sponsor:
UVa Department of Otolaryngology
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Data analysis from a large data set available through the CDC. National sample of patient encounters in ambulatory settings.
Year:
2009
PWC Organizational Survey 2010
Overview:
Prince William County commissioned the Center for Survey Research to conduct its fourth biennial survey of all full and part-time employees. The purpose of the survey was to assess employee satisfaction with their work environment and whether or not employees are living out the county's vision and values.
Project ID:
9.15
Client Name:
Tracey Hormuth and Will Hoff
Sponsor:
PWC
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
A survey of all 3633 full and part-time employees working for Prince William County.
Year:
2009
RPSCensus08: VCU Triennial School Censuses - Richmond
Overview:
CSR staff consulted to SERL-VCU to support the 2008 Richmond City Triennial School Census. Activities included advice on Access database structure SPSS analysis to produce census counts and written technical notes on the process.
Project ID:
8.06
Client Name:
Mary Moore
Sponsor:
Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
No sampling -- census of all residences
Year:
2008
PWC CS_2008 Supplement
Overview:
This brief report is a supplement to the 2008 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction Survey. For the present analysis the complete 2008 dataset was divided into 3 sub-datasets RDD & targeted listed (the original landline design) RDD & Targeted Listed & General Listed (the modified landline design) and RDD & Targeted Listed & General Listed & Cell-Phone (the new design). With regards to the results analysis of the different 2008 sub-datasets indicates no clear direction of the impact of change in design. The results were mixed as some items showed significant increase in satisfaction ratings while other showed significant decrease in satisfaction ratings depending on which designs are used to compare the years.
Project ID:
8.31
Client Name:
Larry Keller
Sponsor:
PWC
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Analysis based on the 2008 PWC CS data
Year:
2008
C-TPAT 2009
Overview:
) 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.
Project ID:
8.07
Client Name:
C-TPAT
Sponsor:
ViaTech
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
300 C-TPAT Members
Year:
2007
BioX NSF Proposal 2008
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
8.32
Client Name:
Erik Fernandez
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
College students in chemical engineering classes at six colleges SJSU Iowa St. University of Tennessee Lafayette UMBC and Texas A&M.
Year:
2008
Rockville MD 08
Overview:
The third iteration of a survey to assess the level of satisfaction of Rockville employees with the internal services offered to them by the various departments of the City government. The original instrument was designed with CSR guidance it has since been editted and is now distributed anonymously by Rockville City staff and returned in sealed envelopes that are sent to CSR for data entry analysis and reporting.
Project ID:
8.09
Client Name:
Linda Moran
Sponsor:
Rockville MD
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Rockville city govt distributed surveys to all employees
Year:
2008
UVa NHTS -- Uva-Specific Travel Survey of Students for VDOT
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
8.13
Client Name:
Paul Agnello
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Transportation
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Sampling 2500 U.Va. Students
Year:
2008
BioX Curriculum Evaluation
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
7.24
Client Name:
Erik Fernandez
Sponsor:
Uva Chemical engineering
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Students in treatment or control classes at five colleges (UMBC Colorado State SJSU UCSB and University of Tennessee professors at various colleges who use the materials
Year:
2007
UVA Health Services Foundation - 2008 Employee Engagement Survey
Overview:
Since 2006 the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation has conducted an Employee Engagement Survey. This survey which is based on the Q12 questions developed by the Gallup Research Group is directed to all HSF employees including Directors Managers Supervisors Health Care providers and all Other General Staff. Every year HSF commissions CSR to analyze its Employee Engagement survey data and to present a summary report of the findings.
Project ID:
8.14
Client Name:
Juliana Marques
Sponsor:
University of Virginia Health Services Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Sample:
All employees invited to take the survey
Year:
2007
First Destinations
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
7.25
Client Name:
Ladd Flock
Sponsor:
University Career Services
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
All Fourth Year Arts and Sciences Students
Year:
2007
WCPS08: Washington County Triennial School Census
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
8.15
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
No sampling -- census of all residences
Year:
2007
APCO 2007 Dr Partnerships
Overview:
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).
Project ID:
7.26
Client Name:
Eugene Ebron
Sponsor:
APCO
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample to be obtained from Larry Baade at MMS 615 general practitioner physicians in the US 310 specialist physicians in the US 265 general practitioner physicians in Canada 135 specialist physicians in Canada -- 1325 total selected.
Year:
2007
PWC Immigration Policing Main Project
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
8.17
Client Name:
Tom Pulaski Police Dept.
Sponsor:
County of Prince William Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Used certain questions asked on the 2008 2009 and 2010 PWC Citizen Satisfaction surveys in addition to qualitative interviews conducted in person and by telephone.
Year:
2008

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