While scales measuring subjective constructs historically rely on agree-disagree (AD) questions, recent research demonstrates that construct-specific (CS) questions clarify underlying response dimensions that AD questions leave implicit and CS questions often yield higher measures of data quality.
UWSC regularly employs 50 to 100 undergraduates who are trained as phone interviewers, data entry operators, and mail room workers. UWSC’s preference for promoting from within means that these students have opportunities to apply for regular staff and supervisory positions within UWSC’s field operations, survey management, and technology departments. Students in all these positions develop a range of skills that will help them when they enter the job market.
Politicians often site survey results in their speeches, but they may not have experience or training to evaluate those numbers. Kiannah Sepeda-Miller with the Better Government Association consulted UWSC Faculty Director Nora Cate Schaeffer about …
Staff from the UWSC are participating in the annual meeting of the 2019 conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Toronto, Canada on May 16-19. As in previous years, UWSC staff will demonstrate their contributions to survey research methodology by delivering presentations of current research.
Many staff from the UWSC will participate in the 53rd annual International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC) in Tornoto, Canada on May 19 – 22, 2019. Staff will participate by giving presentations, leading panel and round table discussions, and facilitating sessions. In addition, Director of Project Management Kelly Elver and Senior Project Director Kerryann DiLoreto will be working behind the scenes on the Organizing and Program Committees.
An international workshop devoted to survey interviewers and their effects on total survey error was held February 26-28, 2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brought together an international group of …
The Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) held their 13th Annual Meeting hosted by the Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There, participants from academic survey research organizations across the country met to discuss pressing issues and topics relevant to their centers and institutions including spam blocking and other operations-based difficulties and advances, methods to convey the value of our centers to University Leadership, and educational practices and initiatives. Peter Miller, past AAPOR President and former Senior Research for the Survey Measurement at the US Census Bureau, gave a riveting invited talk on “Relevance, Credibility, and Trust.”
Keary Kautzer paints in the American Impressionist style, painting with limited hues to set a mood to draw the viewer in. Living in Sheboygan along the shoreline of Lake Michigan is a main reason why many of his paintings have water related scenes. A career as Executive Director of WSCS, the Sheboygan community television station, has enabled him to transfer his visual experiences into his paintings. Keary studied watercolor painting with James Michael, especially en plein air. Since his retirement in 2016, Keary has traveled through Europe and the United States.
While best practices in mail survey design advise personalizing correspondence, most research predates the use of address-based sampling (ABS) in which a householder’s name either cannot be matched to an address or may be matched incorrectly.