The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study was featured on the front page of the Wisconsin State Journal, in an article written by David Wahlberg. The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, spanning over 65 years, uncovers diverse insights into aging and cognition.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced challenges for conducting research, particularly for studies that use community-based sample generation strategies to recruit hard-to-reach populations. In a recently published “In-Brief Note” in the AAPOR online journal Survey Practice, UWSC staff members Graduate Assistant Jacob Boelter and Senior Project Director Ken Croes teamed up with University of Wisconsin–Madison Institute for Research on Poverty Research Scientist Lisa Klein Vogel and University of Wisconsin–Madison Sociology Doctoral Candidate Alexis M. Dennis to describe how they adapted their studies’ recruitment strategies to accommodate the manifold effects of social distancing of COVID-19.
Many studies rely on traditional web survey methods in which all contacts with respondents are through email and the questionnaire is administered exclusively online. Because it is difficult to effectively administer prepaid incentives via email, …
The University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) has completed a national search for a new Associate Director, and have selected Kelly Elver to serve as the UWSC’s next Associate Director. Kelly is taking over for John Stevenson who retires in July after 29 years at UWSC! Kelly is only the third Associate Director in the UWSC’s 36-year history.
John Stevenson presented at the conference on recent experiments conducted by UWSC regarding how different types and amounts for a survey post-incentive impact participation, cost and data quality when varied for an undergraduate and graduate student climate survey.
The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute’s (WISELI) 2022 survey, administered by UWSC, found a large majority of UW faculty feel respected in their work, supported in their teaching and satisfied with their compensation. …
Michael Turek, former UWSC CAPI Supervisor and UWSC employee from 2010-2016, rejoins the UW Survey Center team as CAPI Supervisor on February 12, 2023.
Fiona Weeks joins the UW Survey Center project direction team as a Project Director on February 13, 2023.
The Executive Board of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) named Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema as its newest MAPOR Fellow at its November 2022 meeting.
The 2021 UW-Madison Campus Climate Survey was administered by the UW Survey Center on behalf of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) and provided critical insight on the experiences of a broad representation of students at UW.