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.  

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
Environmental Triggers for Asthma in Adults and Children
Overview:
A re-sample survey of those reporting symptoms that could indicate asthma from the records of participants in Southern Health insurance plan. Sample for this arm of the project were non-responders to previous mail-out done by Southern Health. Out of the 1000 adults and 300 children total of 563 completed the survey which makes the resposne rate to be 43% for this survey.
Project ID:
7.07
Client Name:
Kurt Elward
Sponsor:
Southern Health
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
Sample of 1000 adults and 300 children from VA who reported breathing problems & a claim indicating asthma was filed with Southern Health insurance company they were also non-responders from initial survey done by PI.
Year:
2007
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Overview:
The Fairfax County Department of Family Services survey is a client satisfaction survey. The survey was a self-administered paper survey that was mailed to clients' home addresses. The survey was maled to a random sample of 3500 clients. All questionnaires were made available in English as well as five other languages. This was the second survey conducted for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
Project ID:
7.08
Client Name:
Liz Henry
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Random sample of 3500 of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services clients. Sample was selected proportionate to the number of clients in each of the four major sections.
Year:
2007
Charlottesville Employees
Overview:
Employee satisfaction survey
Project ID:
6.01
Client Name:
Galloway Beck Flora Kelly
Sponsor:
City of Charlottesville Human Resources
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
876 employees of the City of Charlottesville
Year:
2006
Center for Politics Message Testing
Overview:
With support of a grant from the UVA Center for Politics and cooperation from AAPOR and YouGov/Polimetrix CSR conducted an experiment to determine if respondent experience could be improved by changing the design of political message testing polls. The nationwide internet survey fielded by YouGov asked about a generic congressional race and included negative and some positive statements about each party's performance in Congress. Treatments varied in the balance of statements the way they were introduced and the test question wording. Better design significantly improved respondent experience. Results presented at AAPOR disseminated to political consultants and published in MRA' Alert magazine.
Project ID:
7.09
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Data collection by YouGov/Polimetrix gathered complete responses from 2086 qualified members of their internet panel
Year:
2007
Voting in Virginia Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities
Overview:
Telephone survey of key staff members in a sample of Virginia long-term care facilities (assisted living and nursing homes) to explore how these institutions facilitate voting by their residents. The interview focused especially on how issues of cognitive impairment or dementia are evaluated in relation to voting and how residents are assisted (or not) by staff in registering to vote and casting their ballots either at the polls or as absentees.
Project ID:
6.014
Client Name:
Paul Freedman Richard Bonnie
Sponsor:
Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Random samples of 125 assisted living and 121 nursing home facilities in Virginia
Year:
2006
Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) - Service Providers
Overview:
This is a mail survey with telephone follow-up to 413 healthcare organizations about the care of adults with autism. The current increase in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders is anticipated to create an increase in the number of adults with autism spectrum disorders. Are healthcare agencies anticipating this increase? What are they doing to prepare for it? What do they see as barriers to their own preparation efforts or to those that might be undertaken generally? Three lists were used for sampling Medicaid waiver service providers (n=327) sheltered employment (ESOs n=47) and DRS field offices (n=39). There were 141 responses for a response rate of 34.1%. Results were tabulated and summarized in a bulleted document. Tables and the bullet summary were delivered to the sponsor. No written report was done. A PowerPoint presentation was created later for use by John Toscano.
Project ID:
7.1
Client Name:
John Toscano
Sponsor:
Virginia Institute of Autism Charlottesville VA
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
List of service providers in VA compiled by VIA.
Year:
2007
Virginia Business Climate Survey--Council on Virginia's Future
Overview:
This was a comprehensive assessment of Virginia's business climate its major dimensions and components and how ratings of those components relate to overall ratings of the business climate and the state's role in creating it. Data were collected by mail (n=755) and web (n=106). The project used a disproportionate stratified sample of Virginia businesses listed in the VEC ES-202 report supplemented with contact and mailability data from Dun & Bradstreet as well as follow-up calls by CSR. The original sample of 4 399 records was pulled from 89 699 businesses in 200 strata defined by size (5) region (8) and type of business (5). In general larger firms less populated regions and smaller industry lines were oversampled. The sampled records were supplemented by D&B information then sampled again based on likelihood of contact for a final sample of 3 601 businesses. The work was shared between the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at VCU and the Center for Survey Research at UVA. The overall response rate was 29% (AAPOR RR3).
Project ID:
6.016
Client Name:
Jane Kusiak
Sponsor:
Council on Virginia's Future
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Disproportionate stratified sample of Virginia businesses listed in the VEC ES-202 report supplemented with contact and mailability data from Dun & Bradstreet as well as follow-up calls by CSR. Sampled from 200 strata size (5) x region (8) x indusrty (5)
Year:
2006
Breast Cancer Doctor-Patient Concurrence
Overview:
The purpose of the study was to explore the level of agreement between physicians nurses and breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy regarding the goal of the chemotherapy. The study was conducted through self-administered surveys with physicians nurses and patients.
Project ID:
7.11
Client Name:
Heather West
Sponsor:
UVA Breast Care Program with funding from the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler.
Principal Investigators:
Deborah Rexrode
Sample:
Women patients with any stage of breast cancer currently undergoing chemotherapy and their physicians and nurses from the UVA and Augusta Medical Centers.
Year:
2007
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
Winchester Area Labor Force Study
Overview:
The 2006 Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Study Survey was conducted at the request of the Winchester/Frederick County Economic Development Commission. The survey’s purpose is to supplement information available from Census 2000 and other official sources with more detailed and current information regarding the region’s labor force so that the Commission will be better prepared for the future. The survey emphasizes the characteristics of those residents who might be interested in alternative or additional employment or who commute long distances to work outside the region
Project ID:
6.02
Client Name:
Patrick Barker
Sponsor:
The 2006 Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Study Survey was conducted at the request of the Winchester/Frederick County.
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Year:
2006

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