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
Race & Anxiety
Overview:
CSR assisted with data entry of forms filled out by community participants in a social psychology experiment.
Project ID:
3.024
Sponsor:
Monnica Williams PhD student in Psychology UVa
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2003
Stafford County Employee Satisfaction 2004
Overview:
The 2004 Stafford County Employee Survey was administered to Stafford County's 756 full- and part-time employees to gain feedback regarding work-related issues that would help in the development of a more participative form of governance. In order to determine the significant items that drive employee satisfaction questions were divided into key-topic areas.
Project ID:
4.019
Client Name:
Stafford County
Sponsor:
Stafford County
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
County facilitators administered questionnaires during group sessions available to all 756 county employees. Completed questionnaires were received from 596 employees.
Year:
2004
Engineering Expertise
Overview:
Employee network study to look at inter-relationships working group. Both workers and their supervisors had specialized web instruments with customized email invitations to participate.
Project ID:
3.025
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Selected from participants of targeted project
Year:
2003
PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2005
Overview:
The thirteenth in an annual series of citizen surveys rating quality of life satisfaction with specific Prince William County services plus general satisfaction with government services. This is the fifth Prince William County survey to use the alternating-questions survey format. This year's survey included a series on the importance of specified planning goals as well as mental health services and efforts in historic preservation.
Project ID:
4.02
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Telephone sample of 1432 randomly selected Prince William County adults county-wide RDD sample was supplemented with sample of directory-listed households in less populated areas of the County
Year:
2004
Community Engagement of Older Americans
Overview:
Literature review for a planned assessment of social and political involvement of older Americans.
Project ID:
3.999
Sponsor:
AARP
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2003
Faculty and TA Perspectives on Student Use of Alcohol and Drugs
Overview:
Sample survey of U.Va. teaching faculty and teaching assistants to explore their perceptions of student use of alcohol and other drugs. Questions asked whether teaching in the classroom is affected by student alchohol use whether faculty are aware of resources at the University to deal with alcohol and drug issues whether faculty incorporate alcohol issues in their teaching and faculty interest in further information and training on these issues.
Project ID:
4.021
Client Name:
Director CASE (Center for Alcohol and Substance Education)
Sponsor:
U.Va. Alcohol Advisory Committee and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & Susan Bruce
Sample:
544 web completions (437 faculty 107 teaching assistants)
Year:
2004
LGOC
Overview:
A survey conducted to generate material for discussion at the 2004 Local Government Officials Conference in Norfolk Virginia. Respondents were asked about the goals of the locality and for opinions about the services of local government as well as the challenges in their own local government and ideas for solutions. They also rated services on the Web and relationships with the state government.
Project ID:
4.001
Client Name:
Local Government Officials Conference
Sponsor:
U.Va. Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & Kate Wood
Sample:
Sample of 1600 Virignia local officials 447 completed the survey. Sampled groups included County supervisors city councillors Treasurers Commissioners of Revenue Clerks of the Courts Sheriffs and Commonwealth's Attorneys.
Year:
2004
PWC - Leverage Analysis 2004
Overview:
The data collected in the 2004 Citizen Satisfaction survey was used to determine drivers of citizen satisfaction.
Project ID:
4.022
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
PWC residents
Year:
2004
PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2004
Overview:
This is the fourth Prince William County survey to use the alternating-questions survey format. This format implemented in January 2001 by the County government and CSR staff to control survey length contains core questions to be asked each year and two sets of questions included in the survey in alternate years. The purpose of this year's survey was to assess citizen satisfaction with services offered in the County to compare satisfaction levels with those reported in previous survey and to continue annual measurement of overall perception of quality of life in Prince William County.
Project ID:
4.002
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1414 randomly selected individuals living in Prince William County
Year:
2004
Innovative Surgery II
Overview:
A re-sample study to assess whether there was measurable non-response bias in the 2003 Innovative Surgery study. The questionnaire used for this study was an exact replication of the original questionnaire. The instrument contained questions about surgeons' opinions concerning innovative or experimental surgery. Responses of the new respondents were compared to those who responded originally.
Project ID:
5.001
Client Name:
Respectively Research Associate and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University
Sponsor:
Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
A re-sample of about 630 surgeons who failed to respond to a prior mail-out survey
Year:
2005
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) III
Overview:
Questionnaires were made available to attendees at the annual AMSA conference. The University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research 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:
4.003
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:
2004
Fairfax County Nonprofit
Overview:
The consulting firm of Clifton Gunderson LLP was selected to carry out the Nonprofit Organizational Development Initiative which was funded by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. The overarching objective of the initiative was to ensure that nonprofit organizations receiving funding through the County’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool are capable of providing services in the most effective and efficient manner practicable. As the project approached its completion date Clifton Gunderson asked the Center for Survey Research to assist them in evaluating the various aspects of the project as well as its success in meeting the initiative's overall objectives. The evaluation has two components focus groups with a small number of initiative participants and a web-based survey of executive officers of the targeted organizations.
Project ID:
5.002
Client Name:
Senior Manager Public Management Consulting Clifton Gunderson LLP
Sponsor:
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Sample of 50 non-profit administrators
Year:
2005
Darden First Year 2004
Overview:
CSR analyzed data from questionnaires collected from first year students at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. The questionnaire was designed by a student committee.
Project ID:
4.004
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2004
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 2005 - 1
Overview:
Questionnaires were made available to attendees at the annual AMSA conference. The University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research 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:
5.003
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

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