Organization-Elite Respondents

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

APCO Dr Partnerships 2010

This survey of US and Canadian physicians attempted to find out more about attititudes and perceptions that might effect decisions about where & how to practice medicine, repeating a study from 2007 and adding a Web component to the data collection. The questionnaire was designed to try to better understand the pressures facing practicing physicians today by identifying the challenges as well as the satisfactions of the profession. The content of the survey addressed physician satisfaction and attitudes about the practice of medicine in general and the aspects of medicine that physicians like and dislike.
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

PWC Immigration Policing Main Project

In collaboration with the Police Executive Research Forum, CSR completed a comprehensive, two year, multi-method evaluation of the illegal immigration policy adopted in 2007 by Prince William County, Va. The study resulted in an interim report in 2009 and a final report released in November 2010. Data from annual citizen surveys of the County were supplemented by police data, key informant interviews, and supplementary, semi-structured interviews with residents and community leaders.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

UVa Investment Management

The Uva Investment Management Company commissioned CSR to conduct a survey of all full-time employees. The questionnaire was modeled on other organizational surveys previously conducted by CSR using the organization`s mission statement and values. The survey was conducted on the web. The client was provided with tables reporting overall frequencies and means as well as a breakdown of means by directors and non-directors.
Year
2006
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

Strayer VYTP Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this survey is to determine youth smoking cessation counseling needs of generalist physicians and to identify these information needs among pediatricians and family practice physicians. The survey was a self-administered paper survey which was sent to statewide sample of 502 generalist physicians.
Year
2005
Area of Survey Study