Thomas Guterbock

PWC Immigration Policing Main Project

In collaboration with the Police Executive Research Forum, CSR completed a comprehensive, two year, multi-method evaluation of the illegal immigration policy adopted in 2007 by Prince William County, Va. The study resulted in an interim report in 2009 and a final report released in November 2010. Data from annual citizen surveys of the County were supplemented by police data, key informant interviews, and supplementary, semi-structured interviews with residents and community leaders.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

UVa NHTS -- Uva-Specific Travel Survey of Students for VDOT

As part of the 2009 Virginia add-on to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), Virginia Department of Transportation asked CSR to administer the NHTS instrument to U.Va. Students. U.Va. Worked in conjunction with researchers at VCU, ODU, and Virginia Tech to convert the original telephone instrument to a web survey. The travel diary and study protocol was customized to a University setting. Students (n=1003 at U.Va.) provided trip diary information for randomly pre-assigned travel days allowing analysis of origin destination data. The data will allow transportation modelers to improve transportation models for the college-age population that is normally under-represented in the NHTS in University communities.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

C-TPAT 2009

): U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security asked the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia to conduct a cost-benefit survey of C-TPAT partners. ViaTech Systems, Inc. issued a purchase order establishing the Center for Survey Research as a subcontractor to conduct the requested surveys. The first survey was designed to assess overall satisfaction with the C-TPAT program. The second survey included more details regarding implementation and benefits. The final survey was designed to be a cost analysis survey.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Groundhog Day Survey 2008

CSR created a web-based version of an instructional survey exercise for use in Prof. Guterbock`s Spring 2008 undergraduate research methods class. The web-based tool was used by students in the class to enter data from interviews they conducted concerning people`s awareness and beliefs about Groundhog Day.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

PWC Police evaluation on immigration enforcement - Design Phase

CSR worked with an interdisciplinary team and consultants from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to plan and budget research activities needed for an evaluation of the new police policy on immigration enforcment in Prince William County, VA. The project, to be carried out over a two year period, involves both quantitative and qualititive research activities. The planning phase culminated in the award of a contract from PWC for the main phase of the project.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Children`s Futures - P/PV Trenton

Telephone survey of parents of young children (ages 0 - 5) in the city of Trenton, NJ. As part of a long-term evaluation of the Childrens Futures early child intervention program, the survey asks parents about the challenges they face in raising young children and their access to various forms of assistance. The sample came from the following: 1) list of participants in program, 2) list of those prescreened & eligible to participate, 3) directory listed sample, 4) listed sample targeted for young families; and 5) cell phone sample which was inefficient in pretest, therefore deemed unusable for main production. incentive gift cards worth $10 at Walmart and were purchased by the client but sent by mail to respondents by CSR.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

PWC Cell Phone Pilot

This pilot project was a supplement to the 2007 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction. It was designed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of conducting citizen satisfaction survey via cell-phone in Prince William County. Two small experiences were embedded dealing with survey length and cash incentives. Overall, the results support our recommendations to Prince William County Board of Supervisors that the annual citizen satisfaction survey should include cell-phone samples in 2008.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

UVA Program Council Student Survey

CSR provided questionnaire review for the University Programs Council`s Spring 2008 web survey, a needs assessment instrument for community building through activities programs for U.Va. Students. The survey has been conducted in previous years; CSR provided advice on survey design and question framing for the 2007-8 survey.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Social Norming Study - UVA 2008

The Social Norms Study is about the Health Promotion Alcohol Survey which is developed by the Office of Health Promotion in the Department of Student Health in order to collect information on alcohol use, perceptions, behaviors, and attitudes among University of Virginia students. By collecting normative information annually, the program is able to continue a social norms campaign that is relevant to UVa undergraduates. The data is also used to study the effectiveness of the social norms approach. Every year, the Center for Survey Research (CSR) advises the office in sampling design and weight the final collected data for analysis purposes.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

REACH Low Income Health Choices Project

CSR advised on and formatted the questionnaire, developed and hosted an online signup database and entered data for the REACH project study wherein low income participants engage in several rounds of hypothetical group decisions regarding health choices and trade-offs.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study