The Wisconsin Parents Study is a study of about 1,200 divorced families with children throughout the state of Wisconsin and is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Researchers are interested in learning about the daily lives of divorced parents. The main purpose of this study is to gather information that will help us better understand the living arrangements, needs, and circumstances of divorced families.
The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is very pleased to announce that a new round of interviews with Graduates and their selected Sibling will begin in July 2019 and continue until approximately 2024. As in past years, the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) will be contacting participants for interviews.
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Incoming UW Survey Center Faculty Director, Jennifer Dykema, and outgoing Faculty Director, Nora Cate Schaeffer, review several decades of literature about how characteristics of survey questions affect the quality of survey data in a new paper in the Annual Review of Sociology, "Advances in the Science of Asking Questions."
In August 2020, UWSC goes through a transition. Nora Cate Schaeffer, Faculty Director since 2003, will retire. Under Nora’s direction, the UW Survey Center has grown more than two-fold and dramatically increased both the …
Faculty Director Nora Cate Schaeffer Considers Implications of our “Far from Ordinary Questions” in her Presidential Address
Because of changes due to the pandemic, in June 2020 UWSC’s Faculty Director Nora Cate Schaeffer became the first president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) to give her presidential address from Madison, Wisconsin.
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