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 …
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.
Distinguished Scientist Jennifer Dykema is a co-editor of the recently published “Interviewer Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective.” Written for managers of survey interviewers, survey methodologists, and students interested in the survey data collection process, the book uses the Total Survey Error framework to examine optimal approaches to survey interviewing, presenting state-of-the-art methodological research on all stages of the survey process involving interviewers. Three of the chapters on survey interviewing include contributions by UWSC staff.
AAPOR’s 75th Annual Conference will take place as a virtual conference on June 11-12 and UWSC will there! Faculty Director and 2019-2020 AAPOR President Nora Cate Schaeffer will deliver the Presidential Address. Distinguished Scientist Jennifer Dykema and Associate Director John Stevenson have already uploaded their virtual presentations!
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is partnering with the National Quality Improvement Center on Adoption and Guardianship (QIC-AG) to learn more about what Wisconsin families are experiencing after adopting or assuming guardianship and how to better serve these families in Wisconsin.
UW Survey Center client, UW-Madison political science professor Ryan Owens, was featured in the latest issue of Letters & Sciences: Sift & Winnow. The article details Owens’ latest research on the civics knowledge of UW-Madison students through an online web survey conducted by the UW Survey Center.
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.
CORES (Community Resources Study) is an academic study that examines health and social services issues facing households in our communities.
For the next four Fridays, we will be featuring each of the UW Survey Center’s current Undergraduate Research Scholars. Each of these UW-Madison students have been working with UWSC’s Survey Methodologist, Dr. Jen Dykema, and …