Nationwide, statewide and regional

Equipoise in Clinical Trials-Djulbegovich

Working with researchers at the University of South Florida, CSR designed and fielded this vignette-based factorial web survey to investigate whether clinical trials could be identified where the interests of trial patients and future patients come into balance or `equipoise.` Deployed on a customized website hosted by CSR, the web survey presented each expert respondent--recruited from Institutional Review Board members at the 122 U.S. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) schools--with four pairs of randomized clinical trial vignettes, followed by a ninth `bonus` vignette of a type that matched one of the previous four pairs. In each of the nine vignettes, seven aspects of each scenario could be randomly varied, resulting in over 1,000 possible variations covering different phases of hypothetical clinical trials involving rheumatoid arthritis and pancreatic cancer patients.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

VDEM Survey on Emergency Preparedness, National Capital Region

: Telephone survey of randomly contacted residents of Washington, DC and the areas of Virginia and Maryland considered to be part of the National Capital Region. Contact was made by listed sample, RDD and cell phone. The project was a collaborative effort among the emergency management agencies of DC and its five surrounding states (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.) The survey gathered information on people`s preparedness, trust in information sources, special needs, likely evacuation destinations and routes, and other information needed by the emergency management agencies to prepare their plans for a possible man-made emergency in the area. A full report was prepared in addition to multiple presentations for stakeholders and emergency planners and responders.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

APCO 2007 Dr Partnerships

This was a mail survey of a random sample of 1,329 physicians in the U.S. and Canada stratified by country and physician type (general practitioner or specialist). The survey asked physicians about opinions about the direction of the profession in general, aids and hindrances to practicing medicine, time spent on various activities as a percentage of the typical day, impacts of insurance companies and governments, patient relationships, perceived support from various types of organizations, opinions about physician advocacy, opinions about pharmaceutical companies, and demographics. The protocol included an advance letter, a survey packet with a $2 U.S. Jefferson bill for U.S. physicians or a $2 Canadian coin (`toonie`) as a token of appreciation, a generic thank-you/reminder post card, a second survey packet sent by two-day Priority Mail to nonrespondents, a second thank-you/reminder post card to nonrespondents, and telephone reminder calls to nonrespondents. The unweighted AAPOR RR3 response rate was 25.9% (26.7% U.S., 23.8% Canadian).
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Center for Politics Message Testing

With support of a grant from the UVA Center for Politics and cooperation from AAPOR and YouGov/Polimetrix, CSR conducted an experiment to determine if respondent experience could be improved by changing the design of political message testing polls. The nationwide internet survey, fielded by YouGov, asked about a generic congressional race and included negative and some positive statements about each party`s performance in Congress. Treatments varied in the balance of statements, the way they were introduced, and the test question wording. Better design significantly improved respondent experience. Results presented at AAPOR, disseminated to political consultants, and published in MRA` Alert magazine.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Virginia HPV Vaccine Uptake Survey

This project was initiated by Jennifer Young, M.D. in response to a mandate passed by the State of Virginia requiring girls to be vaccinated against HPV prior to entry into the sixth grade starting in October 2008. This will in effect exclude women ages 16-26 from required vaccination. The purpose of the survey was to learn how women ages 16-26 are receiving the HPV vaccine and what barriers to vaccination exist for women in this age group.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Business Climate Survey--Council on Virginia`s Future

This was a comprehensive assessment of Virginia`s business climate, its major dimensions and components, and how ratings of those components relate to overall ratings of the business climate and the state`s role in creating it. Data were collected by mail (n=755) and web (n=106). The project used a disproportionate stratified sample of Virginia businesses listed in the VEC ES-202 report, supplemented with contact and mailability data from Dun & Bradstreet as well as follow-up calls by CSR. The original sample of 4,399 records was pulled from 89,699 businesses in 200 strata defined by size (5), region (8) and type of business (5). In general, larger firms, less populated regions and smaller industry lines were oversampled. The sampled records were supplemented by D&B information, then sampled again based on likelihood of contact for a final sample of 3,601 businesses. The work was shared between the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at VCU and the Center for Survey Research at UVA. The overall response rate was 29% (AAPOR RR3).
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study

Voting in Virginia Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities

Telephone survey of key staff members in a sample of Virginia long-term care facilities (assisted living and nursing homes) to explore how these institutions facilitate voting by their residents. The interview focused especially on how issues of cognitive impairment or dementia are evaluated in relation to voting, and how residents are assisted (or not) by staff in registering to vote and casting their ballots either at the polls or as absentees.
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study

C-TPAT - ViaTech Systems

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary government-business initiative established by Customs Border Patrol following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The main purpose of C-TPAT is to build cooperate relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. The project was a survey of C-TPAT members to understand the benefits of being a C-TPAT partner, and to track the costs and return on investment of being associated with C-TPAT membership. The project included an SME (Subject Matter Expert) workshop, semi-structured interviews, a pilot study, and a web questionnaire.
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study