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.  

Albemarle County Citizen Satisfaction 2004
Overview:
The purposes of the survey were to determine residents' opinions about quality of life in Albemarle County to determine their satisfaction with the government's efforts to achieve its Strategic Planning goals to determine their 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. The Center for Survey Research (CSR) conducted studies similar in purpose for the County of Albemarle in 2002 and 1994.
Project ID:
3.021
Client Name:
Office of the County Executive County of Albemarle
Sponsor:
County of Albemarle Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
707 residents of Albemarle County Virginia completed the survey
Year:
2003
Empathy - School of Medicine (SOM)
Overview:
Evaluation testing of empathy & emotional intelligence among Uva medical students who choose to take humanities electives. Iniital waves were administered in classes with a final wave administered via the Web.
Project ID:
4.018
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & Julie Connelly
Year:
2004
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
City of Charlottesville -- Cable Service
Overview:
Gathered evaluative information on the services of Adelphia Cable Company as part of the City of Charlottesville's cable television review process. A telephone survey of Charlottesville residents of whom 73% subscribed to cable were asked about satisfaction with various aspects of their cable television service. Non-subscribers were asked for reasons they do not subscribe to cable. A series of questions focused on the public educational and governmental channels. A separate survey was conducted to solicit comments and satisfaction ratings from users of the local public access cable television production facilities provided by the City through resources provided by the cable operator. In this survey of organizations and individual video producers respondents were identified and recruited by phone sent the semi-structured instruments by e-mail and asked to return the completed form to CSR by fax mail or email.
Project ID:
2.009
Sponsor:
Office of the City Attorney City of Charlottesville
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
420 Charlottesville residents including subscribers and non-subscribers to cable television sampled from directory listed households 36 public educational and governmental organizations (and some individuals) that use the local public access cable te
Year:
2002
Organizational Integrity Survey
Overview:
CSR consulted on survey design response formats and survey layout for this self-administered questionnaire part of Ms. Cording's doctoral dissertation research.
Project ID:
3.008
Principal Investigators:
Margaret Cording
Sample:
Managers of firms engaged in acquisitions 1997-2001
Year:
2003
Youth Leadership Initiative
Overview:
A national survey of teachers and students to study political attitudes political values and levels of political participation among middle school and high school students. Surveys conducted in two waves using a Solomon 4-group experimental design.
Project ID:
2.011
Sponsor:
Youth Leadership Initiative Center for Politics UVA
Sample:
High School Students in Virginia and the Nation
Year:
2002
Darden First Year 2003
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:
3.009
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2003
ACRL 2002 Annual Survey of Academic and Research Libraries
Overview:
This is the fifth 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 ascertain the extent of new building projects and the use of space at academic libraries.
Project ID:
2.012
Client Name:
Director of Publications ACRL
Sponsor:
Association of College and Research Libraries
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1450 U.S. and Canadian academic libraries
Year:
2002
Darden Second Year 2003
Overview:
CSR analyzed data from questionnaires collected from second year students at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. The questionnaire was designed by a student committee.
Project ID:
3.01
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2003
Bryn Mawr II
Overview:
A mail survey of alumnae from Bryn Mawr College focusing on the respondent's perception of the importance of maintaining organizational ties and how those ties might influence individual self-definition.
Project ID:
2.013
Client Name:
Assistant Professor at University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business
Sponsor:
Bryn Mawr Club of Washington D.C.
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1385 alums living in Washington D.C
Year:
2002
ETS Non-AP Teachers
Overview:
never happened--DO NOT PUBLISH ON THE WEB
Project ID:
3.011
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
DMV Customer Satisfaction 2002-2003
Overview:
Sixth annual statewide customer satisfaction survey for users of DMV services. Assessed customer satisfaction with various methods of delivering services including in-person service at Customer Service Centers mail telephone Touch-Tone and internet services of DMV. The survey was conducted during a period of reduction in DMV service hours due to cuts in the state's budget. This year's survey also included questions on behalf of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board.
Project ID:
2.014
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
Dual Frame statewide telephone sample. Total N = 909 503 in RDD sample and 406 in directory-listed (Electronic White Pages) sample. Adults were screened for eligibility defined as holding a driver's license or owning a motor vehicle and having had
Year:
2002
PWC Employee Satisfaction 2003
Overview:
The 2003 Prince William County Organizational Survey was administered to full-time and part-time employees of the County with the primary purpose of assessing the degree to which County staff were "living" the County's vision and values in their work.
Project ID:
3.012
Sponsor:
Prince William County
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Sample consisted of all 3378 PWC full-time and part-time employees completed surveys were received from 2371 PWC employees
Year:
2003
Pilot Survey of Oxycontin Abuse
Overview:
Preliminary analysis of data on substance abuse by students collected from three schools in Lee County VA.
Project ID:
2.015
Sponsor:
UVA Department of Toxicology
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2002
Financial Conflicts of Interest
Overview:
The goal of this project was to study the experiences researchers have had with funding and how it impacts the actual conduct of research. CSR's role was to work with researchers to develop a questionnaire and test it. Development included focus groups for the nurses and semi-structured interviews with a sample of doctors. CSR then followed TDM protocols to distribute the instrument to doctors and nurses at the top research universities in America. CSR provided the initial data file with frequencies to the principal investigators for further work.
Project ID:
3.013
Client Name:
Patricia Tereskerz
Sponsor:
University of Virginia Center for Biomedical Ethics with funding from the National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Samples of U. S. university medical researchers and nursing school faculty drawn from universities with the most research funding. N= 509 MD's 169 nurses.
Year:
2003

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