Thomas Guterbock

Surgical Outcomes Instrument Development

Instrument to be developed for mail-out survey about effect on anesthesiologists of adverse event in OR, including most recent, most memorable and all events pretest results used for grant submission for production study
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

First Destinations

This was a survey of all fourth year undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students were asked to participate in the survey in the early spring just prior to graduation. The survey ask students what they anticipated their `first destination` to be upon graduation. Students were then surveyed in the fall immediately following graduation to see how closely their information matched what they actually did after graduation.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

BioX Curriculum Evaluation

CSR assisted faculty researchers at San Jose State University to evaluate a curriculum experiment for teaching MEB (Material and Energy Balance). The SJSU researchers and their partners administered paper surveys of students at five universities at the end of the course, and web-based surveys to faculty who teach chemical engineering. There were 126 completed student surveys and 62 completed faculty surveys. CSR performed data manipulation and data analysis.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Aid and Application Awareness 2008

Survey of high school seniors and their decisions about going to college. Initial survey in the fall interviewed parents as well as students, before applications were due. Respondents had the choice of responding on the web or by mail. Parents had to actively consent before students could be contacted. A Valentine`s Day postcard was sent to students to keep an active line of communication open. Advance letters and emails were sent directly to students for the Spring questionnaires. Students were guided to the web version as easier and quicker. Most chose to use this method. Initial mailing was to 1100 parents and kids and with follow up responding students in Spring 08. Incentives of $20 for the Fall surveys, $25 for the Spring survey, awith an advance of $2 with the questionnaire itself. 623 students finished both questionnaires.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

PWC Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2008

This survey was designed to determine residents` opinions about quality of life in Prince William County, to determine residents` 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 and development. Of particular interest was whether or not citizen opinion has changed on some key issues since the 1993 survey, also conducted by CSR. New features of this year`s survey are the inclusion of cell-phone respondents and the addition of new questions related to the County`s immigration policy adopted by the County Board of Supervisors in July 2007 and implemented by the Police Department in Spring 2008.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Civil Commitment Study

In support of the work of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, CSR assisted Dr. McGarvey with advanced statistical analyses, including cluster analysis, of data describing details of commitment proceedings statewide, and characteristics of the persons who were subjects of these proceedings.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Reston Community Center

Telephone survey of residents of Small District #5, Reston, VA. Questions addressed RCC name recognition, mission statement, use of facilities and governance.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Albemarle County Focus Group

Follow up on Albemarle County project. Survey participants were invited to join in a focus group asking for feedback on the County`s efforts to communicate with citizens and solicit their input.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

UVA Law School Class of 1990

The Class of 1990 Study is the first systematic attempt to find out how satisfied graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law are with their professional careers and with other key aspects of their lives. Experiences after Law School will help to define what makes a student`s time in school both beneficial and productive.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

HR Restructuring (VT)

In July 2006, Virginia approved the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act, which gives state universities freedom to control areas such as personnel management. The Human Resources Staff of both universities collaborated closely with CSR to construct a common questionnaire to respond to this action. The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of the supervisors and staff of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to assess their attitudes toward human resources policies. The results of the survey were used to guide the restructuring process of the institutions` human resources practices. The principle mode was internet with telephone reminders and some paper completions.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study