Surveys and Data Collection

Fairfax County DFS 2009

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services survey is a client satisfaction survey. The survey is a self-administered paper survey that is mailed to clients` home addresses. The survey was mailed to a random sample of 3500 clients. The survey also included a telephone follow-up to approximately 25% of the non-respondents. All questionnaires were made available in English and five additional languages: Vietnamese, Farsi, Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. This was the second survey conducted for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Loudoun County Needs Assessment

CSR and LCDFS collaborated to design three survey questionnaires. A) web-based survey of human services programs in the county to help understand the array of human services resources already in place b) mail survey sent to 2,200 households in Loudoun and c) `lobby survey` placed at ten human service agencies for clients to fill out and return anonymously. Project design used a stakeholders workshop about and two focus groups to guide the creation of a viable instrument that was used for both main resident distribution and for the agency lobbies. CSR and LCDFS also added a community assets inventory to inform discussions about resources already in-hand. CSR provided all analysis and a full written report of the findings from the surveys.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Immigration Supplement

Semi-structured, tape recorded telephone interviews with selected residents of Prince William County, to probe more deeply into opinions about the County`s illegal immigration enforcement policy. Results were analyzed qualitatively for use in the final report of the 2-year evaluation study of the policy carried out by CSR and PERF.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2009

Annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey for Prince William County, VA was based on a dual-frame sample that included Random Digit Dialing of landline phones and cell phones. The survey included new questions, introduced in 2008, to track changes related to the County`s illegal immigration enforcement policy. This year`s results showed significant increases in many satisfaction items.
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

VDEM Survey on Emergency Preparedness, National Capital Region

: Telephone survey of randomly contacted residents of Washington, DC and the areas of Virginia and Maryland considered to be part of the National Capital Region. Contact was made by listed sample, RDD and cell phone. The project was a collaborative effort among the emergency management agencies of DC and its five surrounding states (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.) The survey gathered information on people`s preparedness, trust in information sources, special needs, likely evacuation destinations and routes, and other information needed by the emergency management agencies to prepare their plans for a possible man-made emergency in the area. A full report was prepared in addition to multiple presentations for stakeholders and emergency planners and responders.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Danville Civic Renewal Initiative Survey of Social Capital

A telephone study of residents in the Danville Metropolitan Statistical Region to assess the level of social capital in the region. The study measured how people feel about the region and the future of the area and how people`s feelings affect their behavior. The study seeks to identify the cultural and social factors that are changing in the area and ways the Danville Regional Foundation can address those needs.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

HPV vaccine panel study

This panel study of barriers to access to the HPV vaccine and how they can be overcome was based on a sample of caregivers of girls eligible for the vaccine (11-12 yrears old) that was obtained from physician records at UVA`s Medical Center. Three waves of girls, representing all eligible girls in the three months prior to data collection, were contacted. This allowed sufficient numbers in the sample for analysis.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Uva HR Gallup 12 survey

This online survey was designed to determine HR directors` opinions about their peers and Vice President for Human Resources. The survey included the Gallup 12 questions, leadership top ten values, and comments about each director strength and areas of improvement. CSR collected and analyzed the data.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study