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.  

Arlington Early Childhood
Overview:
The Arlington Partnership for Children Youth and Families through the Arlington County Department of Human Service contacted CSR to conduct an Early Childhood Survey pretest in Arlington County. A focus group and pretest were conducted to develop a questionnaire for client use. Pretest results revealed that conducting this survey using RDD telephone mode is not practical.
Project ID:
5.01
Client Name:
Arlington Partnership for Children
Sponsor:
Arlington Partnership for Children
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD Pretest - 55 complete 16
Year:
2005
Center for Politics - 2005 Governor's Race
Overview:
Post election survey with oversample of youth
Project ID:
5.028
Client Name:
Center for Politics
Sponsor:
UVA Center for Politics
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD 800 plus 250 youth targeted
Year:
2005
DMV Wait-Time Timing Study
Overview:
The study was designed to obtain estimates of the average median and range of wait times customers spend in line at the information desk. The study was prompted by legislation passed by the 2005 Session of the Virginia General Assembly that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine the effects of reducing or increasing average customer wait times. As part of the effort to determine the wait time DMV commissioned the Center for Survey Research (CSR) University of Virginia to carry out the field study.
Project ID:
5.011
Client Name:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2005
UVA Honor Survey for Faculty
Overview:
Survey of faculty knowledge and experience with the Honor System.
Project ID:
5.029
Sponsor:
The Honor Committee & Uva Office of the VP and Provost
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
All Uva teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants.
Year:
2005
Darden 2nd Year 2005
Overview:
This annual survey aims to assess education experience of 1st year and 2nd year students at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. It covers a broad range of topics including classroom experience curriculum faculty social activities career service facilities and admission process of 1st year students. The Darden Students Association administers two online questionnaires (one for 1st year and one for 2nd year) at the end of every academic year and the raw data is then forwarded to CSR for analysis. The role of CSR is to generate statistical reports and compile and process open-end responses for each questionnaire usually in a 2-week period.
Project ID:
5.012
Client Name:
Darden Students Association
Sponsor:
Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
The sample size of the 2006 2nd year survey was 180 and the sample size of 2006 1st year survey is about 280.
Year:
2005
PWC Organizational Survey 2006
Overview:
The purpose of this survey was to assess employee satisfaction with their work environment and whether or not employees are living out the County's vision and values. Of the 2662 employees who participated in the survey 794 chose the paper version of the survey and 1 868 chose the online version. The survey response rate is 78.9% an impressive turnout and an improvement over the 70% response rate for the 2004 Organizational survey.
Project ID:
5.03
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
3500 employees sample 2662 (79%) complete
Year:
2005
Tobacco Vendors
Overview:
Statewide telephone survey of Virginia vendors of tobacco products.
Project ID:
5.013
Sponsor:
The Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
6200
Year:
2005
Strayer VYTP Smoking Cessation
Overview:
The purpose of this survey is to determine youth smoking cessation counseling needs of generalist physicians and to identify these information needs among pediatricians and family practice physicians. The survey was a self-administered paper survey which was sent to statewide sample of 502 generalist physicians.
Project ID:
5.031
Sponsor:
Va Dept of Family Medicine
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
500 General and Family Practice doctors
Year:
2005
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)/ ILC
Overview:
CSR conducted an internet survey to investigate issues pertaining to the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) and specifically the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and its website. Results were reported in the ILC/INS newsletter and in a report to the INS Board.
Project ID:
5.014
Client Name:
International Liason of INS
Sponsor:
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
723 members of the INS who reside outside of the United States and Canada
Year:
2005
DMV Customer Satisfaction 2006
Overview:
Statewide RDD telephone survey of DMV customers.
Project ID:
5.032
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
1200 (2/3 RDD 1/3 EWP)
Year:
2005
York County Youth Commission
Overview:
The York County Youth Commission is a group of fifteen outstanding high school students selected each year by the Board of Supervisors. The Youth Commission sponsors a triennial opinion survey in all county high schools. The survey results are used to give input on student views and concerns to the Board of Supervisors survey results have directly impacted policy decisions in the past. The project covered two paper questionnaires. CSR entered the data and presented the client with an excel file containing the data.
Project ID:
5.015
Sponsor:
The Youth Commission is a group of fifteen outstanding high school students selected each year by the Board of Supervisors. The Youth Commission sponsors a triennial opinion survey in all county high schools.
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
The first questionnaire was administered to 3600 hight school students. The second was administered to 400 high school students.
Year:
2005
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) - NPCW 2005
Overview:
CSR prepared questionnaires that were made available to attendees at the annual American Medical Student Association Foundation (AMSA) conference in November 2005. CSR received the responses gathered from that event and tabulated them. Three different evaluation surveys were utilized one for Student Leader Evaluation another for Area Health Education Centers and the last for NHSC Ambassador Evaluations.
Project ID:
5.033
Client Name:
AMSA Project Manager
Sponsor:
American Medical Student Association Foundation (AMSA)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Attendees at the annual American Medical Student Association (AMSA) conference for National Primary Care Week (NPCW)
Year:
2005
PWC Organizational Survey 2005 (Employee Satisfaction)
Overview:
Prince William County commissioned the Center for Survey Research to conduct a survey of all full- and part-time employees to assess the degree to which the County's employees are "living out" the vision and values adopted in recent years by the County's leadership team. The values include respect integrity creativity teamwork excellence and responsibility. The U.Va. Research team will test to see whether higher levels of teamwork engagement and proactivity are linked to evaluations of the external and internal services received and delivered by employees.
Project ID:
5.016
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
At the time of the survey PWC reported that 3376 part- and full-time employees were working for the county. Of the 2662 employees who participated in the survey 794 (30%) chose the paper version of the survey and 1868 (70%) chose the on-line version
Year:
2005
Albemarle County Citizen Satisfaction 2006
Overview:
Biannual citizen satisfaction survey
Project ID:
6.001
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
700
Year:
2006
UVA Economic Impact Analysis
Overview:
This study was requested by the UVA President’s Office to measure the impact of the University on the local and state economies. This was the fourth study commissioned by the Weldon Cooper Center and its predecessor. The most recent study was published in 1990. The 2005-2006 study was co-directed by John L. Knapp and William H. Shobe. The survey included a sample of the faculty and administration the clerical and technical staff the service and maintenance workers and the students. The questionnaire was programmed into Sensus Web for all four groups with a mail-out component for service and maintenance workers who may not have computer access.
Project ID:
5.017
Principal Investigators:
Deborah Rexrode
Sample:
Completed by 962 graduate students and 796 faculty/staff members of UVA an overall total of 1758.
Year:
2005
West Philadelphia Community Health Priorities Survey
Overview:
RDD phone survey on community priorities for health promotion and disease prevention conducted to learn more about the health issues and concerns that are important to people who live in West or Southwest Philadelphia.
Project ID:
6.002
Client Name:
Professor Chanita Hughes Halbert University of Pennsylvania
Sponsor:
National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
RDD sample of West Philadelphia area screened to yield African Americans age 22 and older. 202 completed the survey.
Year:
2006
Fairfax DFS Client Satisfaction Survey
Overview:
The 2005 Fairfax County Department of Family Services (DFS) Customer Satisfaction Survey was conducted during the fall of 2005. Survey packets were mailed to the home ad-dresses of 3 500 DFS customers. The response rate for this survey is 41.9 percent. The questionnarie was available in five languages in addition to English. The purpose of the survey was to assess the level of client satifaction with services provided by DFS and determine the major factors that impact the level of satisfaction.
Project ID:
5.018
Client Name:
Fairfax Countuy Department of Family Services
Sponsor:
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
Out of sample of 3500 1281 complete
Year:
2005
PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2006
Overview:
Annual citizen satisfaction survey.
Project ID:
6.003
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2006
UVA Cancer Center CIM - Patients/Family
Overview:
The self-administered questionnaires collected by the sponsor at UVA's cancer clinics investigated patient and family familiarity with usage and assessment of complementary and alternative cancer treatments and the Cancer Center's programs for integrative care.
Project ID:
5.02
Sponsor:
UVA Cancer Center
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
175 patients in clinic sampled 90 complete 125 family members sampled 54 complete.
Year:
2005
Rockville Internal Satisfaction Survey
Overview:
Evaluation of employee level of satisfaction with internal services of the city government.
Project ID:
6.004
Principal Investigators:
Robin Bebel
Sample:
532 employees
Year:
2006

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