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.  

ACS Survey on Ethical Consultation-Validation
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
11.19
Client Name:
Dr. Jennifer Schwartz
Sponsor:
NIH (post-doctoral fellow)
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
List of 24 surgeons provided by cllient
Year:
2011
Political Obligation
Overview:
CSR helped to develop a moderator’s guide and recruited and facilitated two focus groups of University of Virginia staff. The purpose of the focus groups was to gain insight into issues of political obligation especially focusing on the question of why people obey the law. The focus groups included both general discussion and vignettes.
Project ID:
1.002
Sponsor:
Department of Government and Foreign Affairs UVA
Principal Investigators:
George Klosko & David Klein
Year:
2001
ACRL 2001 Annual Survey of Academic and Research Libraries
Overview:
This is the fourth annual Internet survey of U.S. and Canadian libraries at academic institutions from two-year and junior colleges through doctoral-granting universities. The study gathered data on four major categories of library activities collections expenditures library operations and local characteristics or attributes. This year a new series of questions was added to assess trends in information literacy.
Project ID:
1.032
Sponsor:
Association of College and Research Libraries
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1603 U.S. and Canadian academic libraries
Year:
2001
Chesterfield Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2010
Overview:
The 2010 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Survey included 550 randomly selected individuals living in the County. The survey was conducted in the summer of 2010. The survey was an abbreviated version of the 2004 2006 and 2008 Chesterfield County Citizen Satisfaction Surveys. Cell-phone respondents were included in the survey just as they were in 2008. Weighting schemes were adopted in accordance with the disproportionate sampling techniques involving cell phones. As in 2006 and 2008 Spanish-speaking residents of the county had a chance to participate in the survey in Spanish through special arrangements with bilingual members of CSR and/or county staff. Four residents participated in this way.
Project ID:
10.17
Client Name:
Jo Rohr and Marshall Lewis
Sponsor:
Chesterfield County Center for Organizational Effectivness
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Triple-frame design similar to 2008. Weighting schemes were adopted in accordance with the disproportionate sampling techniques involving cell phones.
Year:
2010
Survey of Surgical Disease in Rwanda
Overview:
SOSAS (Surgeons Overseas Assessment of Surgical need) is a survey developed by Surgons Overseas an international non-profit organization to assess the unmet surgical needs in developing countries. The instrument was developed by an international team of surgeons and public health experts with input from CSR. It was pretested in Sierra Leone and CSR helped with analysis of the pretest results. CSR developed the sampling plan for the study. In-person interviews were conducted across Rwanda with 3 175 individuals (maximum of 2 persons per household) to determine if they suffered from any untreated surgical conditions at present or in the past. The sample design used about 50 clusters (villages) stratified across the countries districts and regions. Interviews were conducted by medical students from the University of Rwanda under the direction of Robin Petroze Fellow in the UVa Department of Surgery. Data collection in Rwanda was conducted by the investigators using their own i-Pad based program of the instrument. CSR assisted in instrument development received and cleaned the collected data and conducted extensive analyses to support a number of presentations and publications of the results.
Project ID:
11.11
Client Name:
James Forrest Calland MD
Sponsor:
Uva Dept of Surgery Surgeons Overseas (SOS)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Sample of approximately 3000 adults in 50 village clusters in Rwanda.
Year:
2011
Uva Faculty Senate Survey of the Faculty 2012
Overview:
At the request of President Teresa Sullivan the UVa Faculty Senate surveyed members of the UVa faculty about issues related to their work life at UVa and how they use their time as employees. CSR worked closely with the Senate’s committee on Faculty Recruitment Retention Retirement and Welfare to design and pretest the instrument. (The survey field period ended shortly before UVa’s governance crisis in June 2012.) Results were reported for the University as a whole and reports by school were made available to members of the faculty.
Project ID:
11.2
Client Name:
George Cohen
Sponsor:
Faculty Senate Office of the President
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Full census of all academic division faculty including part-time and adjunct faculty members
Year:
2011
Institute for Practical Ethics at UVA
Overview:
CSR helped to conduct three focus groups in Washington DC and Atlanta in the Spring of 2001. The focus groups explored such issues as health director’s experiences with ethical issues and asked respondents to consider what should be incorporated into a code of ethics for their field.
Project ID:
1.003
Sponsor:
Greenwall Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Ruth Bernheim
Sample:
Health directors members of Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Year:
2001
Urban Institute/Non Profits
Overview:
A survey of managers of non-profit organizations to find out how they file their tax-exemption forms with the IRS and to measure their interest in custom software to aid them with such filing. The survey included both a mail-out and a telephone component.
Project ID:
1.036
Sponsor:
U.S. Internal Revenue Service via a contract with the Urban Institute
Sample:
data not yet available
Year:
2001
VDEM Phase 2
Overview:
Extension of behavioral study consisting of 6 distinct tasks done in collaboration with UVA's CRMES University of Delawarel & Va Transpotation Research Council. Survey of National Capital Region explored reactions of employed residents to an emergency event. Other tasks included a review of recent lterature describing the role of emergency responders analyses of a variety of requested topics addressed in the original survey and in-depth analysis of emergency traffic patterns.
Project ID:
10.18
Client Name:
Janet Clements
Sponsor:
Virginia Dept of Emergency Management
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD list assisted and cell sample of residents of National Capital Region
Year:
2010
UVA Department of Anesthesiology Performance Evaluation
Overview:
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.
Project ID:
11.12
Client Name:
Lynn Heath
Sponsor:
Department of Anesthesiology University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
physicians & CRNAs & residents from Department
Year:
2011
UVA Attending Physicians EMR Survey
Overview:
The survey focuses on the five strategic goals for new Electronic Medical Record software EpicCare as it was used in the outpatient practice environment and uses those goals to measure how clinical staff members perceived the success of the new system at theUVA Medical Center. The over-riding objective of the survey was to identify specific areas that could be improved re-evaluated or changed. CSR became involved in instrument development advice on protocol and analysis and reporting. Survey was programmed and fielded by client not CSR. Rresults reported to top management at UVA Health System and shared with UVA Board of Visitors.
Project ID:
11.21
Client Name:
Carol Wagonhurst
Sponsor:
UVA Medical School
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Clinical staff of UVA Medical Center
Year:
2011
Nutrition Needs Assessment for Child Care Providers in Virginia
Overview:
CSR prepared a stratified sampling plan and expected margins of error for a mailout self-administered survey of childcare providers in Virginia. The survey covered certain issues including their current practices knowledge program needs and resources.
Project ID:
0.009
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Health
Sample:
1315
Year:
2000
DMV Employee Survey
Overview:
CSR conducted a self-administered mail-out survey which sought to determine the level of satisfaction among DMV employees. Analysis included determining the levels of satisfaction among various employee groups such as job categories administrations and demographics. The oral presentation included managerial recommendations based on a priority matrix. Employee satisfaction was at a satisfactory level but left room for improvement. The survey did find significant improvement in satisfaction ratings over the 1998 Governor’s survey.
Project ID:
0.012
Sponsor:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1343 DMV employees
Year:
2000
Survey of Darden Faculty on Executive Education
Overview:
CSR conducted a survey for the Darden school in order to better understand how the faculty feel about the way the executive education program is run. Questions included topics such as how executive education classes are assigned how executive education fits in with faculty’s other duties and the rewards of executive education. The overall response rate for the survey was very high 82%. Results were presented and discussed at a Winter 2001 faculty retreat.
Project ID:
0.013
Sponsor:
Executive Education Policy Committee
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
40 Darden faculty members who had taught at least one executive education class and had been at the Darden school for at least two years
Year:
2000
Survey of American Political Culture
Overview:
CSR conducted a survey which explored the current attitudes of the American electorate. The questionnaire was developed with the PI and explored such things as character in politics.
Project ID:
0.014
Sponsor:
UVA Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1200 national RDD sample
Year:
2000
Monticello Impact Study
Overview:
CSR assisted the PI in putting together a study of the economic impact of Monticello on the Charlottesville Albemarle area. CSR designed the sampling plan the instrument implementation specifications and performed an on-site pretest of 3 different questionnaires to ensure a reliable instrument. The purpose of the study was to pass out the forms to visitors at Monticello and ask them how they will spend their money while in the area.
Project ID:
0.015
Sponsor:
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & John Knapp
Year:
2000
Student Race Survey
Overview:
CSR conducted an opinion poll concerning attitudes towards race relations at UVA. CSR collected the data for a study being done by a student group at UVA.
Project ID:
0.002
Sponsor:
State of Race Relations (a student group at UVA)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
405 undergraduate students at UVA stratified by race
Year:
2000
Prince William County 2000 Citizen Satisfaction Survey
Overview:
For the eighth consecutive year CSR conducted a telephone survey of randomly selected Prince William County residents. The survey replicated those fielded in 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 and 1999. New questions were added regarding ability and willingness to use cardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques and changing opinions concerning general satisfaction with County government. A series of questions asked initially in 1998 probing occupation and training and a new series of questions pertaining to public transportation were also included.
Project ID:
0.004
Sponsor:
Prince William County Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & Kate Wood
Sample:
1209 Prince William County residents
Year:
2000
Covenant Marriage
Overview:
CSR conducted a two-wave panel study on behalf of the Marriage Matters project. The study sought to interview engaged couples about their views on covenant marriage. Respondents for the first wave were qualified and selected using sample from an age and marital-status targeted list. During the second wave an attempt was made to re-interview all willing respondents from the second pre-test and the first wave. Panel retention was 78%.
Project ID:
0.006
Sponsor:
National Science Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Steven Nock & James Wright
Sample:
103 first wave completions
Year:
2000
Sorensen - Survey on Campaign Conduct
Overview:
A four wave telephone panel study of the Virginia electorate during the 2000 Virginia campaign for U.S. Senate. The study focused on how voters perceive campaign advertisements and how they define and respond to negativity or unfairness in the messages. An additional cross-section was added to the post-election wave. Survey operations were coordinated for the sponsor by the late Alison Meloy.
Project ID:
.007.022.023.024.025
Sponsor:
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and the Pew Partnership
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
800 registered voters in Virginia
Year:
2000

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