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.  

DMV Motor Carrier Satisfaction Survey
Overview:
This is a new survey of Virginia motor carriers who have used DMV services in the last year. The goal is to assess customer satisfaction with visits to DMV offices use of mail services telephone contacts and use of the Internet. Additionally the study sought to assess the understanding of motor carrier regulations and compliance procedures.
Project ID:
1999.018
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
617 Virginia motor carriers
Year:
1999
Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction 2003
Overview:
Eleventh in an annual series of citizen surveys aimed at assessing citizen satisfaction with services and overall quality of life. This year's survey included a series on the importance of specified planning goals for use in updating the County's strategic plan. For the first time less-populated areas of the county were over-sampled to allow more detailed comparison of geographic areas.
Project ID:
2.02
Sponsor:
Prince William County VA
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Mixed telephone sample of 1484 Prince William County adults county-wide RDD sample was supplemented with sample of directory-listed households in less populated areas of the County.
Year:
2002
Pilot Study for the National Survey of the Mining Population (NIOSH)
Overview:
A pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment materials questionnaires and survey procedures developed for a nation-wide survey of the mining population by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The National Survey of the Mining Population will be a national survey of mines and their employees for each of five mining commodities (i.e. coal metal non-metal stone and sand and gravel). Information captured from this study is intended to guide improvements to maximize the performance of the various components of the full-scale commodity-based study.
Project ID:
3.017
Client Name:
Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International Inc. (ATL)
Sponsor:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & David Hartman
Sample:
Mine operators
Year:
2003
UVA Health System Roanoke Area Tracking Survey
Overview:
Conducted a telephone survey of randomly selected Roanoke area residents to gauge their familiarity with local and regional hospitals to examine their preferences concerning care in the areas of cardiology neurology cancer pediatric care and to learn their overall impressions of the UVA Health System and other regional hospitals. In addition the questionnaire assessed the patient experience and recall and impressions of advertisements and news stories. The interview script incorporated questions from a 1997 survey for purposes of comparability over the two years.
Project ID:
1999.019
Sponsor:
University of Virginia Health System
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
480 Roanoke area residents
Year:
1999
Durham Survey of Inter-Ethnic Conflict
Overview:
A telephone survey of residents of Durham NC on perceptions of race relations in the community. The study included African-American and Hispanic oversamples to enhance validity. Many interviews were conducted in Spanish.
Project ID:
3.001
Sponsor:
Contract with Duke University funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
A total of 500 interviews with self-identified Durham city residents. 32% of the interviews were conducted in Spanish.
Year:
2003
AAPOR Certificates
Overview:
CSR designed prepared and distributed individualized certificates of participation for AAPOR members who attended short courses at the Association's 2001 and 2002 annual meetings.
Project ID:
2.001
Sponsor:
American Association of Public Opinion
Year:
2002
Catastrophic Event Survey of Emergency Room Physicians
Overview:
The purpose of the study is to gather information about the resources emergency medicine physicians consult during catastrophic events involving patients injured by radiological biological and chemical agents. A target sample of 600 emergency physicians in the Commonwealth supported by the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians was contacted during the Spring to early Fall 2003.
Project ID:
3.002
Sponsor:
Department of Toxicology University of Virginia
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
600 randomly selected emergency physicians in Virginia from list provided by the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians 157 completed the survey.
Year:
2003
Darden 2nd year
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:
2.002
Sponsor:
data not yet available
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
data not yet available
Year:
2002
Rappahanock-Rapidan (PD9) Regional Labor Force Survey
Overview:
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 with special emphasis on the characteristics of those who commute long distances to work outside the region. The survey was conducted by telephone in late March and early April of 2003. CSR completed 1408 interviews with residents of the five counties that make up the region Culpeper Fauquier Madison Orange and Rappahannock. Each respondent was asked a series of questions about the general characteristics of the household as well as questions about their employment status work and training experience and commuting behavior. The respondents also acted as "informants" and were asked many of the same questions about other household members who were of working age. The strategy allowed us to capture data on a total of 2 691 persons age 16 and over of whom 1 703 were full or part-time workers.
Project ID:
3.003
Sponsor:
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Partnership and Regional Commission
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
A random sample of 4812 directory-listed households in Culpeper Fauquier Madison Orange and Rappahonnock Counties 1408 completed interviews.
Year:
2003
AAPOR Evaluations
Overview:
CSR performed data entry validity checks analysis and confidential reporting of course evaluation forms turned in by close to 400 participants in AAPOR short courses at the AAPOR annual meetings in 2002 (St. Pete Beach).
Project ID:
2.003
Sponsor:
American Association for Public Opinion Research
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2002
American College of Radiology
Overview:
This study collected baseline demographic information about U.S. radiologists and information about issues of importance to the profession. Multiple mailings and telephone reminders were used in this paper mail-out survey to achieve a response rate of 62%.
Project ID:
3.004
Sponsor:
American College of Radiology
Principal Investigators:
David Hartman
Sample:
Radiologists were sampled at a 1 in 12 rate while Radiation Oncologists were sampled at a 1 in 7 rate. The target sample size was 2932 Radiologists and 654 Radiation Oncologists 2232 were completed.
Year:
2003
Darden 1st Year
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:
2.004
Sponsor:
data not yet available
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
data not yet available
Year:
2002
Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Survey 2003
Overview:
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 with special emphasis on the characteristics of those who commute long distances to work outside the region. The survey was conducted by telephone in late May and the first half of June 2003. CSR completed 1 005 interviews with residents of the three Virginia counties (Clarke Frederick and Shenandoah) and one independent city (Winchester) that make up the area. The interview included a household inventory that gathered information from the primary respondent regarding each person age 16 and older in the household. Each respondent was asked a series of questions about the general characteristics of the household as well as questions about their employment status work and training experience and commuting behavior. However some of the more subjective questions about employment and commuting were asked only of primary respondents who were workers. A total of 1 853 adults were inventoried in the 1 005 households that were interviewed of whom 1 247 were full-time or part-time workers.
Project ID:
3.005
Sponsor:
Winchester/Frederick County Economic Development Commission
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & Robin Bebel
Sample:
A random sample of 4305 directory-listed households in Frederick Clarke Shenandoah counties as well as the city of Winchester 1005 completed interviews.
Year:
2003
Ethical Issues Among Nurse Practitioners
Overview:
A mail out survey of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants regarding ethical stress and the ethical dilemmas they face when balancing patient care costs and administrative requirements. Study design included an incentive experiment in which an up front cash incentive was compared with a lottery incentive and a no-incentive control group.
Project ID:
2.006
Sponsor:
National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
802 Nurse Practitioners and 692 Physician Assistants completed the survey
Year:
2002
Reston Consult
Overview:
CSR was asked to consult in design of several planned surveys of customers and clients. CSR reviewed existing questionnaires and suggested modifications in several areas.
Project ID:
3.006
Client Name:
Reston Community Center
Sponsor:
Reston Community Center Reston VA
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Year:
2003
Ethical Regulations for Innovative Surgery
Overview:
A mail survey of surgeons on the issues surrounding surgical innovations and the potential impact of proposed research policy reforms.
Project ID:
2.007
Sponsor:
Greenwall Foundation
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
Nationwide sample of surgeons representing all specialties. Final N = 665.
Year:
2002
Health Behavior Survey Consult
Overview:
CSR assists the Student Health Department in setting sample quotas and calculating expected standard errors for their annual internet survey of undergraduate students concerning use of alcohol and other drugs. The results are used in the Social Norming marketing campaign that seeks to moderate use of alcohol among students.
Project ID:
3.007
Client Name:
UVa Department of Student Health
Sponsor:
Uva Student Health
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
UVa Student Health
Year:
2003
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

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