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.  

UVA Program Council Student Survey
Overview:
CSR provided questionnaire review for the University Programs Council's Spring 2008 web survey a needs assessment instrument for community building through activities programs for U.Va. Students. The survey has been conducted in previous years CSR provided advice on survey design and question framing for the 2007-8 survey.
Project ID:
7.3
Client Name:
Jennifer Gallagher
Sponsor:
Programs Council Newcomb Hall
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
not applicable
Year:
2007
Albemarle County Citizen Survey 2008
Overview:
Third biennial survey of 700 Albemarle County residents focuses on satisfaction with County services and the relative importance of those services. Trends from year to year are analyzed and emerging issues explored. This year the traditional RDD sample of residents was supplemented with cell phone numbers and those listed in a telephone directory.
Project ID:
8.22
Client Name:
Lori Allshouse
Sponsor:
Albemarle County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD & cell sample of Albemarle Co residents
Year:
2008
PWC Cell Phone Pilot
Overview:
This pilot project was a supplement to the 2007 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction. It was designed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of conducting citizen satisfaction survey via cell-phone in Prince William County. Two small experiences were embedded dealing with survey length and cash incentives. Overall the results support our recommendations to Prince William County Board of Supervisors that the annual citizen satisfaction survey should include cell-phone samples in 2008.
Project ID:
7.31
Client Name:
Larry Keller
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
cell phone sample - non screening
Year:
2007
Charlottesville Employees Survey 2010
Overview:
Web and mail survey designed to assess employees’ satisfaction with their work environment and give employees an opportunity to contribute their ideas and opinions to help make the City of Charlottesville a better place to work. CSR had previously conducted a similar survey for the City in 2006. The survey was conducted from June 2 to July 23 2010. List of all full and part-time city employees supplied by the client. Of the 903 employees invited to do the survey 389 completed the survey by web and 120 completed the survey on paper. A total of 509 employees participated overall which is a 56% response rate.
Project ID:
8.24
Client Name:
Flora Kelly
Sponsor:
HR-Charlottesville
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
List of all full and part-time city employees supplied by the client.
Year:
2008
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
HR Restructuring Survey 06
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:
6.025
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Dataset will include all data collected at UVA and VT
Year:
2007
Reston Community Center
Overview:
Telephone survey of residents of Small District #5 Reston VA. Questions addressed RCC name recognition mission statement use of facilities and governance.
Project ID:
7.17
Client Name:
Tom Ward
Sponsor:
Reston Comm Center
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
listed sample of residents of Small Tax District #5
Year:
2007
Williamsburg Access to Medical Care
Overview:
A survey of residents of Williamsburg VA and surrounding counties targeted on those residing in medically underserved areas. A combination of telephone and in-person methods of contact was used. The survey measures the extent to which people are experiencing problems in accessing phsyician services and whether certain types of people are more likely to experience problems with the goal of identifying major issues and challenges to improving physician access.
Project ID:
6.027
Client Name:
Lou Rossiter Christy Jensen
Sponsor:
College of William & Mary - Schroeder Center
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1125 interviews completed. RDD telephone sample supplemented by sample from medically underserved areas drawn from the USPS Delivery Sequence File. The latter cases were interviewed by telephone and a subsample contacted in-person by W&M students.
Year:
2006
Need Assessment for Adult Autism Care
Overview:
CSR provided data analysis and consultation on data reporting to the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) for a web-based survey of families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to determine future treatment and support needs. The survey was independently designed and executed by VIA. There were 210 respondents to the survey. VIA prepared a written report of the results using CSR data analyses and consultation from CSR.
Project ID:
7.18
Sponsor:
Virginia Institute of Autism
Principal Investigators:
James Ellis
Sample:
Responses were collected by the Sponsor via a Web survey.
Year:
2007
Spotsylvania County citizen satisfaction survey 2007
Overview:
This survey was designed to determine residents’ opinions about quality of life in Spotsylvania County to determine residents’ level of satisfaction with a number of services the County provides and to measure citizen opinion about the way in which the County is managing growth and development. Of particular interest were the importance ratings of various planning goals and safety and characteristics of the County.
Project ID:
6.028
Client Name:
Ernie Pennington
Sponsor:
County of Spotsylvania
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD & Listed
Year:
2007
Student Health--ALC Norming Survey '03
Overview:
CSR assisted the Department of Student Health with its third annual norming survey of alcohol use by UVA students by designing a stratified sampling plan for the survey. Margins of error were optimized in the design by examining response rates and descriptive statistics from the prior year’s survey.
Project ID:
7.19
Client Name:
Jennifer Bauerle
Sponsor:
Uva Department of Student Health
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Year:
2003
Spotsylvania County 06
Overview:
Repeat of 2005 survey
Project ID:
6.029
Client Name:
E Pennington
Principal Investigators:
Kate Wood
Year:
2006
Civil Commitment Study
Overview:
In support of the work of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform CSR assisted Dr. McGarvey with advanced statistical analyses including cluster analysis of data describing details of commitment proceedings statewide and characteristics of the persons who were subjects of these proceedings.
Project ID:
7.2
Client Name:
Elizabeth McGarvey
Sponsor:
Commonwealth of Virginia--Commission on Mental Health Law Reform
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Data were collected on Virginia commitment cases from the prior year using separate reports from the courts and from assigned case workers.
Year:
2007
UVa Investment Management
Overview:
The Uva Investment Management Company commissioned CSR to conduct a survey of all full-time employees. The questionnaire was modeled on other organizational surveys previously conducted by CSR using the organization's mission statement and values. The survey was conducted on the web. The client was provided with tables reporting overall frequencies and means as well as a breakdown of means by directors and non-directors.
Project ID:
6.031
Client Name:
Kristina Alimard Sharon Herbert
Sponsor:
The Uva Investment Management Company commissioned CSR to conduct a survey of all full-time employees.
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
21 employees
Year:
2006
PWC Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2008
Overview:
This survey was designed to determine residents’ opinions about quality of life in Prince William County to determine residents’ level of satisfaction with a number of services the County provides and to measure citizen opinion about the way in which the County is managing growth and development. Of particular interest was whether or not citizen opinion has changed on some key issues since the 1993 survey also conducted by CSR. New features of this year’s survey are the inclusion of cell-phone respondents and the addition of new questions related to the County’s immigration policy adopted by the County Board of Supervisors in July 2007 and implemented by the Police Department in Spring 2008.
Project ID:
7.21
Client Name:
Larry Keller
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD General Listed Targeted Listed Cell
Year:
2007
Interquest Multi-function Printers
Overview:
This project conducted on behalf of INTERQUEST a consulting firm specialized in the digital printing market was about a study on the usage of multifunction systems—integrated copier/printer/scanner devices—in the office environment. Interquest studies trends in the industry and makes recommendations to Manufacturers and users through their industry publications.
Project ID:
7.02
Client Name:
Gilles Biscos
Sponsor:
INTERQUEST
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Listed from client
Year:
2007
Aid and Application Awareness 2008
Overview:
Survey of high school seniors and their decisions about going to college. Initial survey in the fall interviewed parents as well as students before applications were due. Respondents had the choice of responding on the web or by mail. Parents had to actively consent before students could be contacted. A Valentine's Day postcard was sent to students to keep an active line of communication open. Advance letters and emails were sent directly to students for the Spring questionnaires. Students were guided to the web version as easier and quicker. Most chose to use this method. Initial mailing was to 1100 parents and kids and with follow up responding students in Spring 08. Incentives of $20 for the Fall surveys $25 for the Spring survey awith an advance of $2 with the questionnaire itself. 623 students finished both questionnaires.
Project ID:
7.22
Client Name:
Sarah Turner
Sponsor:
Spencer Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Mailing to 1100 parents and kids and follow up on students in Spring 08
Year:
2007
Virginia HPV Vaccine Uptake Survey
Overview:
This project was initiated by Jennifer Young M.D. in response to a mandate passed by the State of Virginia requiring girls to be vaccinated against HPV prior to entry into the sixth grade starting in October 2008. This will in effect exclude women ages 16-26 from required vaccination. The purpose of the survey was to learn how women ages 16-26 are receiving the HPV vaccine and what barriers to vaccination exist for women in this age group.
Project ID:
7.03
Client Name:
Jennifer Young
Sponsor:
Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Cancer Center at the University of Virginia Health System
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
The targeted sample was a list of 500 family practitioners from the Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) and 500 obstetricians and gynecologists from the Fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).
Year:
2007
HSF Employee Engagement Survey
Overview:
CSR assisted the UVa Health Service Foundation in analyzing the results of its 2007 Employee Engagement Survey comparing these results to those from 2006. HSF had designed the survey and collected data via the Internet and paper questionnaires. CSR provided a narrative report presenting 2006 results 2007 results and a comparative statistical analysis of the two years.
Project ID:
7.23
Client Name:
Juliana Marques
Sponsor:
UVa Health Services Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Abdoulaye Diop
Sample:
The survey targeted all employees of HSF. In 2007 356 out of 405 employees completed the survey for a response rate of 88%.
Year:
2007

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