Educational Research

Batten Institute Survey of UVA Alumni Entrepreneurship

The UVA Center for Survey Research (CSR) assisted the Batten Institute to design and execute a confidential self-administered survey (mail out and web) of a large sample of alumni of the University of Virginia. CSR assisted in the development of the survey questionnaire. The survey was designed to capture information to inform an estimate of the economic impact of entrepreneurial ventures in which Uva alumni have been involved or which they founded. The survey also was designed to support an analysis of factors that may be related to engagement in entrepreneurial activities.
Year
2010
Area of Survey Study

Darden Surveys (2009 FY & SY surveys)

Since 2001, CSR has conducted data analysis of First year and Second Year student surveys for the Darden School. This year, CSR was asked to do data analysis for the Second Year only. The analysis includes mean ratings and cross tabulations by demographic variables by year and comparison across years.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Aid & Application Awareness study 09

The goal of this survey was to replicate a set of surveys done in 2007 and 2008 which gathered information about how high school seniors and their families make choices about college. The surveys were focused particularly on financial concerns or limitations. The Center for Survey Research (CSR) was contracted by the researchers (Sarah Turner, Professor of Economics & Education at the University of Virginia and Christopher Avery, Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University) to conduct the survey and collect the data. Although many of the same questions were asked, this year`s protocol did differ significantly from the 2007/2008 survey design; most notably, the survey was only administered to students and only in the spring. Because many high school seniors could still be under eighteen years old when they were first recruited for the survey, parental consent was required before they could be contacted. Responses were collected via the Internet and on paper forms.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

CRA-W (Computing Education Evaluation)

The goal of this web survey was to evaluate the effect of programs sponsored by Computing Research Associates that promote careers in computing research fields for women and minorities and that provide support to students who seek to pursue careers in these fields. A total of 412 students from a national sample of students who had graduated from an undergraduate program in computing completed the on-line questionnaire. The study found significant, positive differences between those who participated in CRA programs compared to others.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

BioX NSF Proposal 2008

CSR assisted faculty researchers and SJSU and UVA to analyze a student survey and student assessment instrument. The purpose was to evalute the impact of a curriculum intervention regarding teaching MEB (Material and Energy Balance) in chemical engineering courses. Students at six colleges participated: SJSU, Iowa St., University of Tennessee, Lafayette, UMBC and Texas A&M.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Darden School First and Second Year Surveys

Since 2001, CSR has condcuted data analysis of First Year and Second Year student surveys for the Darden School. The analysis includes mean ratings and crosstabulations by demographic variable by year and comparisons across years..
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

AASRO Support

CSR programming staff created a relational database in Access to track membership and participant information for AASRO at the individual and organizational level. (AASRO is an association of organizations, not individuals.) CSR also designed ballot materials and carried out the logistics for AASRO`s first election of officers, in January 2009.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

WCPS08: Washington County Triennial School Census

CSR staff consulted to SERL-VCU to support the 2008 Washington County Triennial School Census. Activities included advice on Access database structure, SPSS analysis to produce census counts, and written technical notes on the process.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study