Individual Research

Statewide Class Poll of Virginia Voters

A pre-election telephone survey of registered Virginia voters, using random digit dialing. The survey focused on the 1992 Presidential election and on voters` potential support for proposed general revenue bond issues in support of higher education. The design and implementation of the poll was conducted in collaboration with George Mason University`s Survey Research Laboratory.
Year
1992
Area of Survey Study

Guatemala Survey

Data cleaning and multivariate analyses of 1,000 interviews from a field survey of rural Guatemalan residents. The analysis is the basis for a doctoral dissertation.
Year
1993
Area of Survey Study

Charlottesville-Albemarle Election Poll--1992

A pre-election telephone survey of registered voters in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County, using random digit dialing. Questions focussed on the 1992 presidential election, and probed economic and cultural issues that could be related to support for Bush, Clinton, or Perot. Advance predictions of the local outcome of the election, published in the area press, proved to be highly accurate. The design and implementation of the poll was assisted by students in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs Public Opinion Class and the Department of Sociology`s course in Survey Research Methods.
Year
1992
Area of Survey Study

Mail Survey of Divorced Fathers

Mail-out survey aimed at determining psychosocial factors associated with variation in divorced fathers` involvement with their nonresident children; results are the basis of a doctoral dissertation.
Year
1992
Area of Survey Study

Current Political Issues Class Poll

A telephone survey of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents. The study focused on the issues of school censorship, recycling in the community, the congressional race in the 7th district, and Governor Wilder`s presidential bid. The design and implementation of the poll were assisted by graduate students in the Department of Government and Foreign Affair`s Public Opinion Class and the Department of Sociology`s course in Survey Research Methods.
Year
1991
Area of Survey Study

Asthma in Rural NC--Leland Stillman

This was a mail-out survey asking residents if they had been diagnosed with asthma. A sample of respondents to the survey was to be asked to participate in a home visit that included a spirometry (lung capacity) breath test. The goal was to determine if there was a correlation between living in proximity to large-scale hog farming and asthma prevalence. The study was terminated before completion.
Year
2013
Area of Survey Study

Recruitment for Savings Behavior Experiments

On behalf of Prof. A. J. Bostian, UVa Department of Economics, CSR recruited residents of the Charlottesville/Albemarle region to participate in lab experiments about savings behavior. The participants were drawn from a pool of respondents to the Fall 2012 Jefferson Area Community Survey (JACS2) who had expressed willingness to be contacted about future research studies at UVa. They were contacted by email and by phone, and those who wished to participate were scheduled for specfic appointments at UVa`s Garrett Hall, where the experimental lab is located.
Year
2013
Area of Survey Study

Surgical Needs Pediatric-Rwanda

At the request of Robin Petroze, fellow in Surgery at UVa and a co-PI on the Surgeons Overseas Survey Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) for Rwanda, CSR assisted in a re-analysis of the survey data focused on the needs of children.
Year
2012
Area of Survey Study

Crescent Hall Resident Survey

UVa MPH student Megan Dunay led a project to complete a health needs assessment of residents of Crescent Halls, a publicly owned residence for elders and the disabled in Charlottesville, VA. CSR assisted by supplying a previously used survey instrument and programming it as a CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) instrument. Dunay and her colleagues conducted the interviews and reported the data, including feedback to the resident community. Faculty Advisor: Ruth Bernheim, UVa Public Health Sciences.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Political Obligation

CSR helped to develop a moderator`s guide and recruited and facilitated two focus groups of University of Virginia staff. The purpose of the focus groups was to gain insight into issues of political obligation, especially focusing on the question of why people obey the law. The focus groups included both general discussion and vignettes.
Year
2001
Area of Survey Study