DHFS Aging Study

CLIENT

Cynthia Ofstead: WI DHFS, Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care Resources

DESCRIPTION

This survey is conducted by the WI Department of Health and Family Services every ten years to determine the health care needs of the state's older population, and to determine how best to help this population meet those needs. This project is a RDD phone survey of 1500 WI households with someone 65 years or older in the household.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Danna Basson

DATE IN FIELD

September 2001 - August 2002


DNR Boating Study

CLIENT

Dr. Edward Nelson, WI Department of Natural Resources

DESCRIPTION

The 2002 Recreational Boating Study was a re-interview of a sub-set of registered boaters in Wisconsin who were part of the 2000 DNR Boating Study. Sampled boaters were sent an advance letter explaining the study, a full mailing with a cover letter and one-page (front and back) questionnaire, and a reminder mailing with a follow-up letter and a replacement questionnaire. Boaters were asked to give information about their boating activities and gasoline consumption in a specific two-week period during this summer. The response rate for the four groups of sampled boaters ranged from 65.2% to 68.9%. Data collected were used to verify the formula for the transfer of gasoline excise taxes to the state outdoor recreation programs.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Holly Yu

DATE IN FIELD

May - August 2002


2002 Minnessota Veterans Administration Study

CLIENT

Melissa Partin, Ph.D. Minneapolis Veterans Administration

DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this survey was to assess veteran's knowledge of prostate cancer screening and to test the effectiveness of an informational brochure and video, designed by the Minneapolis VA, on veteran's level of knowledge about the benefits and risks of prostate cancer screening (n=1152). Veteran's were called approximately one year later as part of a follow-up interview. At time 2 the response rate for time 1 completes was 78%.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Debra Wright

DATE IN FIELD

May 2002 - August 2002


2002 CALS Advising Surveys

CLIENT

Professor Robert Ray, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison

DESCRIPTION

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Advising Surveys of students and advisors were conducted to collect information about students and advisors' overall experiences and satisfaction with advising at CALS. All undergraduate students, faculty, and staff in CALS were contacted by e-mail and asked to complete a web-based survey. 807 out of 2101 students completed the survey, resulting in a 38.4% response rate for the student survey. 172 out of 335 faculty and staff members took the survey which resulted in a 51.3% response rate for the advisor survey. Data collected will be used by CALS to improve the advising experience for both students and advisors.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Holly Yu

DATE IN FIELD

April 2002 - May 2002 (Students), May 2002 - June 2002 (Faculty and Staff)


2002 Survey of Graduates of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

CLIENT

School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison

DESCRIPTION

This web-based survey is part of the assessment of the Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. The entired Spring 2002 graduating class of the Doctor of Pharmacy program (95 students) was contacted by e-mail to participate in the study. Students were asked questions about their overall experiences in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and their opinions about how the program can be improved. A total of 72 surveys were completed, which resulted in a 75.8% response rate.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Holly Yu

DATE IN FIELD

April 2002 - May 2002


2002 Wisconsin DNR Household Recycling Survey

CLIENT

Ed Nelson & Jordan Petchenik, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

DESCRIPTION

The DNR Household Recycling Survey has been conducted seven times since 1989. This was the second time the UWSC has managed the data collection. The goal of this study was to interview 400 randomly selected men and women in households throughout the State of Wisconsin to assess participation in and opinions about recycling, outdoor recreation, children's media produced by the DNR, and DNR decision-making. The UWSC fielded a sample of 1,700 randomly generated Wisconsin phone numbers. The UWSC completed at total of 446 interviews with an overall response rate of 51.93%.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Jessica Jakubowski

DATE IN FIELD

March 2002 - April 2002


Intermediating Labor Market Volatility; Worker Experience in San Jose & Milwaukee

CLIENT

Laura Dresser & Annette Bernhardt, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and Working Partnerships, USA

DESCRIPTION

Researchers both at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of California completed this study. The purpose was to investigate the changing labor market institutions, and their impact on the lives of workers. This was accomplished by performing phone interviews with 1348 workers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Silicon Valley area of California. Phone interviews were conducted in both English and Spanish.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Kelly Elver

DATE IN FIELD

June 2001 - June 2002


Wisconsin Pain Management Study

CLIENT

Dr. Patricia Berry

DESCRIPTION

The 2001 Wisconsin Pain Management Study was a mail survey of approximately 1500 health care organizations. This organizational assessment covered hospital accreditation, home care, ambulatory health care, long-term care, and behavorial health care programs. A 4 wave, 6 page mail out survey, this instrument asked questions about organizational commitment, patient/resident/client care issues, staff issues, policies and procedures, documentation issues, access and availability of resources, and care and organizational performance evaluation - all related to pain management. Results of the survey will contribute to understanding the impact of new pain standards.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Kerryann DiLoreto

DATE IN FIELD

May 2001 - May 2002


2001 Health Sciences Libraries Study

CLIENT

Natalie Norcross, Director - Health Sciences Libraries

DESCRIPTION

The 2001 Health Sciences Libraries Study was a mail survey of approximately 1500 UW faculty, staff, and students. This 8-page (double-sided booklet style) mail survey asked questions about frequency of use of the Health Sciences Libraries, satisfaction with the libraries and their hours, importance of certain library services and resources, areas of improvement for the library, and respondent demographics. Results of the survey will contribute to understanding the usage of the libraries, and the needs of the patrons.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Kerryann DiLoreto

DATE IN FIELD

September 2001 - May 2002


Private Forest Landowners Survey

CLIENT

Raymond Guries, Department of Forest Ecology and Management

DESCRIPTION

PFLS was a three wave mail survey of 503 woodlands owners in Richland, Iowa, and Sauk counties in southwestern Wisconsin. A 12-page booklet-style questionnaire was used to gather data on respondents' attitudes toward their woodlands, activities related to their woodlands, and their participation in woodlands-related organizations. Results of the survey will be used to guide efforts toward building forestry cooperatives in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Kerryann DiLoreto

DATE IN FIELD

October 2001 - February 2002


Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumption Survey

CLIENT

Bureau of Environmental Health, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

DESCRIPTION

The Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumption Survey was a telephone survey of 4000 randomly selected respondents in the eights US states that border the Great Lakes. The survey assessed the fish consumption habits and advisory awareness of the general popultion of Great Lakes States residents. The survey also attempted to evaluate the effect of a campaign that distributed advisory information and educational materials to women of childbearing age and minorities. The overall response rate for the survey was 55.5%.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Matt Sloan

DATE IN FIELD

June 2001 - June 2002


UW System Faculty/Instructional Staff Computing Survey

CLIENT

University of Wisconsin System

DESCRIPTION

The UW System Faculty/Instructional Staff Computing Survey was an Internet and mail combination survey, designed to collect information on computer and technology use by faculty and instructional staff at all UW campuses. Approximately 1400 Faculty and Instructional Staff and over 7000 students at the University of Wisconsin System campuses were contacted by email or regular mail to participate in the study. The response rate for the faculty was 75.3% and the response rate for students was 60%. The results were presented to the UW Regents and were used to evaluate Information Technology priorities and future directions at each campus and for the UW System as a whole.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Matt Sloan

DATE IN FIELD

March 2002 - May 2002


2001 UW Madison Transportation Services Study

CLIENT

Rachel Martin, UW Transportation Services

DESCRIPTION

The UW Madison Transportation Study was a mail survey of 1000 faculty and staff and 600 students. The survey focused on how respondents commute to campus, their knowledge and use of alternate modes of transportation and intererest in new transportation programs. The study achieved a response rate of 63.5%

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Matt Sloan

DATE IN FIELD

November 2001 - January 2002


2002 DOT Seat Belt Safety PSA Study

CLIENT

Don Hagen, WI Department of Transportation

DESCRIPTION

The Seat Belt Safety Study is part of a larger effort by the DOT to increase safety on WI roads. The goal of this study was to interview 400 rabdomly selected women and men in households throughout the state of Wisconsin to assess attitudes towards seat belt safety, habits of seat belt use, and attitudes towards public service announcements. The UWSC fielded 1,800 randomly generated Wisconsin phone numbers. The UWSC completed 592 interviews of approximately 10 minutes in length with a response rate of 53.7%

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Danna Basson

DATE IN FIELD

June 2002-July 2002


Chicago Longitudinal Study

CLIENT

Professor Arthur J. Reynolds, School of Social Work, UW-Madison

DESCRIPTION

The Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) is being done to investigate the long-term effects of early childhood interventions on the educational and social development of 1,539 individuals who grew up in high-poverty neighborhoods in Chicago. The study sample includes 1,150 participants who attended the Child-Parent Centers (CPC) and 389 participants who participated in full-day alternative kindergarten programs. Interviews will be conducted by telephone, and small incentive payments will be made to encourage participation. Survey questions pertain to participants' educational attainment, employment history, social functioning, health and general well-being. Data collected will be used to better understand how early childhood experiences influence outcomes in early adulthood and have important implications for educational policy.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Holly Yu

DATE IN FIELD

Summer - Fall 2002