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.  

Children's Futures - P/PV Trenton
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
7.32
Client Name:
Tina Kauh PPV Philadelphia
Sponsor:
Private/Public Partnerships Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Participant list enhanced listed sample plain listed sample cell phone sample. Target N = 600.
Year:
2007
Uva HR Gallup 12 survey
Overview:
This online survey was designed to determine HR directors' opinions about their peers and Vice President for Human Resources. The survey included the Gallup 12 questions leadership top ten values and comments about each director strength and areas of improvement. CSR collected and analyzed the data.
Project ID:
8.25
Client Name:
Alan Cohn - Janet Turner-giles
Sponsor:
UVA Department of Human Resources
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
UVA Human Resources list of employees.
Year:
2007
PWC Police evaluation on immigration enforcement - Design Phase
Overview:
CSR worked with an interdisciplinary team and consultants from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to plan and budget research activities needed for an evaluation of the new police policy on immigration enforcment in Prince William County VA. The project to be carried out over a two year period involves both quantitative and qualititive research activities. The planning phase culminated in the award of a contract from PWC for the main phase of the project.
Project ID:
7.34
Client Name:
Tom Pulaski
Sponsor:
PWC police department
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Activity in the planning phase included development of sampling specifications
Year:
2007
HPV vaccine panel study
Overview:
This panel study of barriers to access to the HPV vaccine and how they can be overcome was based on a sample of caregivers of girls eligible for the vaccine (11-12 yrears old) that was obtained from physician records at UVA's Medical Center. Three waves of girls representing all eligible girls in the three months prior to data collection were contacted. This allowed sufficient numbers in the sample for analysis.
Project ID:
8.26
Client Name:
Jennifer Young
Sponsor:
Gyn/Onc
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample of 614 caregivers of girls eligible for the vaccine (11-12 yrears old) obtained from physician records
Year:
2008
Groundhog Day Survey 2008
Overview:
CSR created a web-based version of an instructional survey exercise for use in Prof. Guterbock's Spring 2008 undergraduate research methods class. The web-based tool was used by students in the class to enter data from interviews they conducted concerning people's awareness and beliefs about Groundhog Day.
Project ID:
8.03
Sponsor:
For Sociology Department
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
quota-based convenience sample executed by students in a research methods class
Year:
2008
Institute of Humane Studies--GMU--Survey of Alumni
Overview:
CSR worked with client to improve clarity and flow of IHS draft web survey instrument. CSR also provided advice on survey protocol and post survey weighting of the realized sample.
Project ID:
8.27
Client Name:
Jeff Proctor
Sponsor:
Institute for Humane Studies George Mason Univ
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
IHS participants in programs and scholarships from past 15 years
Year:
2008
CPSCensus08: VCU Triennial School Censuses-Chesterfield
Overview:
CSR staff consulted to SERL-VCU to support the 2008 Chesterfield 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:
8.05
Client Name:
Mary Moore
Sponsor:
Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
No sampling -- census of all residences
Year:
2008
Danville Civic Renewal Initiative Survey of Social Capital
Overview:
A telephone study of residents in the Danville Metropolitan Statistical Region to assess the level of social capital in the region. The study measured how people feel about the region and the future of the area and how people’s feelings affect their behavior. The study seeks to identify the cultural and social factors that are changing in the area and ways the Danville Regional Foundation can address those needs.
Project ID:
8.28
Client Name:
Karl Stauber
Sponsor:
Danville Regional Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1000 completions by phone
Year:
2008
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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