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.  

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
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
ACRL Annual Survey of Academic and Research Libraries
Overview:
This is the second 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 whether institutions offer librarians faculty or academic status.
Project ID:
1999.016
Sponsor:
Association of College and Research Libraries
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock & Patrick Yott
Sample:
1367 U.S. and Canadian academic libraries
Year:
2000
ETS (Educational Testing Service)
Overview:
Survey of teachers focused on teaching practices and course content for advanced placement high school courses. The questionnaire included results from semi-structured focused interviews with a small sample of teachers.
Project ID:
2.016
Sponsor:
data not yet available
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1219 AP US History teachers and 1171 AP Biology teachers
Year:
2002
Ethical Practices Among Nurse Practitioners and Social Workers
Overview:
20 minute self administered survey was given in paper and web formats to assess the ethical issues associated with nursing and social work practice. The intent was to provide educators and ethics programs in health care with valuable information regarding the ethical issues that nurses and social workers encounter in their practice as well as the resources available to help with these issues. After undeliverable and other identifiable disqualified respondents were removed as a result of mailing outcomes the group sample sizes were 1489 social workers and 817 registered nurses. From these groups we had 790 completes (figure includes 19 partial completions) for social workers (53.1%) and 422 completes (includes 5 partial completions) for the registered nurses (51.7%).
Project ID:
3.014
Client Name:
National Institutes of Health University of Pennsylvania
Sponsor:
The National Institutes of Health Georgetown University University of Pennsylvania and Inova Fairfax Health Systems
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
3000 individuals currently practicing as registered nurses or social workers in California Maryland Massachusetts or Ohio.
Year:
2003
DMV Customer Satisfaction Survey
Overview:
This is the third in a series of telephone surveys of Virginia residents 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. This year the survey also measured satisfaction with DMV mobile offices and license agents.
Project ID:
1999.017
Sponsor:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
1213 Virginia residents
Year:
1999
Williamsburg Older Adults
Overview:
A telephone survey of adults 60 years of age and older in the Williamsburg community in order to measure their health needs access to and utilization of health care services.
Project ID:
2.017
Sponsor:
College of William & Mary
Principal Investigators:
Tom Guterbock
Sample:
RDD sample of adults 60 and older in Williamsburg James City County and upper York County VA. N = 350.
Year:
2002
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) II
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:
3.016
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:
2003

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