Individual Research

Virginia Gubernatorial Pre-Election Poll

A statewide pre-election random digit dial survey of registered voters. The design and implementation of the poll were assisted by students in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs` Public Opinion class and by students in the Department of Sociology`s Research Workshop. This survey was one of the first to show that candidate Jim Gilmore had taken a decisive lead in the race. Partial funding provided by Professor Kenneth Goldstein, Arizona State University.
Year
1997
Area of Survey Study

Snapshot

Extension of work done on supply management chain survey completed in 1995. Robert Spekman and Tim Patrick of the Darden School of Business contracted CSR for assistance in entering a relational database on supply chain management as well as developing a codebook for use with Excel and SPSS.
Year
1996
Area of Survey Study

Charlottesville-Albemarle Election Poll

A pre-election RDD survey of registered voters in the city of Charlottesville and Albermarle county. Questions focused on the 1996 presidential race and on related economic and political issues. The design and implementation of the poll were assisted by students in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs` Public Opinion class and by students in the Department of Sociology`s Survey Research Methods class, which asked additional questions about Ground Hog Day.
Year
1996
Area of Survey Study

Computers and Society Class Poll

CSR provided consulting, statistical analysis and data entry assistance for a poll on internet usage conducted by the students in the Department of Sociology`s Computers and Society course.
Year
1995
Area of Survey Study

Alcott Masters Thesis

CSR consulted on layout and analyzed the data from a survey of 4 regional public schools regarding their instructional use of computers.
Year
1995
Area of Survey Study

25th Senate District Election Poll--1995

A pre-election random digit dial survey of registered voters in the 25th Senate District (Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Greene, Madison and Nelson Counties). Questions focused on the election, rating political figures, Charlottesville town reversion and life satisfaction. The design and implementation of the poll were assisted by students in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs` Public Opinion class and by students in the Department of Sociology`s Survey Research Methods class.
Year
1995
Area of Survey Study

Study on the Influence of the Seeker Church Movement

CSR advised in questionnaire development and conducted mailout, tracking and data entry activities for a survey on the influence of the seeker church movement. This study was the basis for a doctoral dissertation in Sociology which received support from a grant to Professor James Hunter.
Year
1995
Area of Survey Study

Residential and School Choice Survey

Parents of school age children in four Virginia metropolitan areas were asked about their preferences and expenditures for elementary education and housing. Results of this telephone survey were used in econometric models aimed at improving our understanding of the policy effects of a school voucher system. This doctoral dissertation project was funded by an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant to Professor Edgar O. Olsen on behalf of graduate student Benjamin P. Scafidi, Jr.
Year
1994
Area of Survey Study

Charlottesville-Albemarle Election Poll--1993

A pre-election random digit dial telephone survey of registered voters in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County. Questions focused on the 1993 governor`s race in Virginia, and on general economic and social issues related to local and national political issues. The design and implementation of the poll were assisted by students in the Department of Sociology`s Computer Applications and Survey Research Methods classes, and the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs Public Opinion Class.
Year
1993
Area of Survey Study

Multicultural Assessment Survey

A self-administered questionnaire survey of University of Virginia students. The study was designed to gauge student`s awareness of racial and multicultural issues. Students responded to questions `on-line` through UVA.`s microcomputer network.
Year
1993
Area of Survey Study