Let’s Agree to Disagree! New Publication by UWSC Researchers Recommends Against Using Agree-Disagree Questions

Although they are ubiquitous, a recent publication by UWSC researchers and collaborators calls to question the use of agree-disagree (AD) questions to measure attitudes and opinions. In “Towards a reconsideration of the use of use of agree-disagree questions in measuring subjective evaluations,” UWSC researchers provide a review and synthesis of research on the measurement properties and potential limitations of AD questions.

UWSC Researchers Participate in the Virtual 2021 Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA)

European Survey Research Association (ESRA) is pleased to announce that its 9th Conference will be held online on 2, 9, 16, and 23 July 2021 and UWSC will be there! In a video available on YouTube, Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema presents new work on “Using Results from Interviewer-Respondent Interaction to Improve the Design and Administration of Questions about Chronic Conditions.”

New Study by UWSC Researchers and Collaborators Explores Differences in How Black and White Respondents Answer Questions about Trust and Medical Researchers

Check out the newly published “Understanding Survey Methodology: Sociological Theory and Applications” for results from a new UWSC study. The study examines how Black and White respondents answer questions about trust in medical researchers and participation in medical research.

New Research from UWSC Client Jenny Higgins and UW CORE on Abortion Health Care Access

Findings from a UW CORE study on how doctors view access to abortion will appear in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health. With the help of the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC), the team sent 1,357 surveys to doctors in all specialties and received 913 responses between February and May 2019.

UWSC Senior Project Ken Croes to Co-Present “Conducting Focus Group Research or Stakeholder Activities in the New Virtual World”

UWSC Senior Project Director Ken Croes and Gay Thomas, Director of Stakeholder Engagement with the Wisconsin Network for Research Support, will co-present about online research practices at an upcoming event of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community-Academic Partnership Education Program.

Interested in surveying physicians? New UWSC research highlights the effectiveness of $5 and $10 sequential incentive combinations

While collecting high quality data from physicians is critical, response rates for physician surveys are frequently low. A proven method for increasing response in mail surveys is to provide a small, prepaid monetary incentive in the initial mailing. More recently, UWSC researchers have begun experimenting with adding a second cash incentive in a follow-up contact in order to increase participation among more reluctant respondents.