Educational Research

Social Norming Study - UVA 2008

The Social Norms Study is about the Health Promotion Alcohol Survey which is developed by the Office of Health Promotion in the Department of Student Health in order to collect information on alcohol use, perceptions, behaviors, and attitudes among University of Virginia students. By collecting normative information annually, the program is able to continue a social norms campaign that is relevant to UVa undergraduates. The data is also used to study the effectiveness of the social norms approach. Every year, the Center for Survey Research (CSR) advises the office in sampling design and weight the final collected data for analysis purposes.
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

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

Durham 2007

Phone survey replicates a 2003 study of interethnic relations conducted in Durham NC. This study was conducted in 3 Southern cities: Durham, NC; Memphis, TN; and Little Rock, AR. The study asks whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics about their interractions with and attitudes toward those of another race.
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study

TNE - Semi-structured Ivs

The purpose of the study was to discover if and how this small number of students thought their Religious Studies training had prepared them well for teaching.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study

Schwenzer - Moral Distress

The research addressed moral distress in respiratory care practitioners. CSR`s role was to conduct analysis of the data and advise the client on interpreting the data.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study

UVA Economic Impact Analysis

This study was requested by the UVA President`s Office to measure the impact of the University on the local and state economies. This was the fourth study commissioned by the Weldon Cooper Center and its predecessor. The most recent study was published in 1990. The 2005-2006 study was co-directed by John L. Knapp and William H. Shobe. The survey included a sample of the faculty and administration, the clerical and technical staff, the service and maintenance workers, and the students. The questionnaire was programmed into Sensus Web for all four groups with a mail-out component for service and maintenance workers who may not have computer access.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study