The purpose of this study is to better understand how one-sided (unilateral) vocal cord paralysis affects the lives of patients across the country. Participants are asked to complete 4 or 5 surveys at specific intervals over a 6-month period. The CoPE Collaborative consists of 48 academic medical centers located across the United States. To join the study, participants must be referred by a participating CoPE provider. Participants also need to have been diagnosed with one-sided vocal cord paralysis, have access to the internet, have an email address, be at least 18 years old, and speak English. If you are interested in the study, please request a brochure from your provider or contact the research study staff. For more information, visit copestudy.org.
UW Survey Center client, UW Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), was featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Letters & Sciences. The article details the numerous research efforts by the IRP, some of which were in coordination with the UWSC.
Reasons for (not) studying languages at the college level, is surveying UW-Madison Undergraduate students 18 years of age and older. The study aims to examine the factors that influence undergraduate students’ decisions about whether or not to study a language at UW-Madison.
UWSC welcomes the works of The Five Painters: K. Chang, Terrence Doeler, Donna Miller, David Whitish Scheifel, and Tracy Wiklund. A variety of their works will be on display on the 4th floor of Sterling Hall until April 1, 2020.
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.
The UWSC is proud to sponsor The Sessions at McPike Park 2019. This is a free event in downtown Madison that benefits non-profits doing great work in the community. The events features live music, food, beverages and craft vendors. Upcoming dates August 7,8,9 & 14, 15.
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 …