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.  

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
Surgical Outcomes Instrument Development
Overview:
Instrument to be developed for mail-out survey about effect on anesthesiologists of adverse event in OR including most recent most memorable and all events pretest results used for grant submission for production study
Project ID:
7.27
Client Name:
Marcel Durieux Farnaz Gazoni
Sponsor:
Dept of Anesthesiology
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample 26 recruitments from conference attendees
Year:
2007
JMU Institutional Research--Reminder Calling for Student Survey
Overview:
CSR conducted reminder calling to encourage participation with a JMU web-based survey of recent grads. CSR contacted over 700 non respondents attempting 1154 open cases out of 2000.
Project ID:
8.18
Client Name:
Peter de Michelle
Sponsor:
JMU
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
attempted contact with graduates of two recent JMU undergraduate classes
Year:
2008
REACH Low Income Health Choices Project
Overview:
CSR advised on and formatted the questionnaire developed and hosted an online signup database and entered data for the REACH project study wherein low income participants engage in several rounds of hypothetical group decisions regarding health choices and trade-offs.
Project ID:
7.28
Client Name:
Marian Danis
Sponsor:
NIH
Principal Investigators:
John Holmes
Sample:
Low income residents of DC (N=430)
Year:
2007
AASRO Support
Overview:
CSR programming staff created a relational database in Access to track membership and participant information for AASRO at the individual and organizational level. (AASRO is an association of organizations not individuals.) CSR also designed ballot materials and carried out the logistics for AASRO's first election of officers in January 2009.
Project ID:
8.19
Sponsor:
Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
n/a
Year:
2008
DMC/DSMB (Data Safety Monitoring Board Study
Overview:
Survey assessed how those who are involved in data collection protect the health and safety of clinicl trial participants. Survey reached a national sample of National Institutes of Health researchers conducting clinical trials as well as biostatisticians involved in analysis and reporting and IRB members responsible for reviewing the results.
Project ID:
6.017
Client Name:
P. Tereskerz
Sponsor:
Greenwall Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
National sample of 943 researchers conducting clinical trials biostatisticians and IRB members. 309 completed the survey.
Year:
2006
HR Restructuring (UVA)
Overview:
In July 2006 Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions’ human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Project ID:
7.12
Client Name:
Alan Cohn
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Client List
Year:
2007

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