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, …
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. …
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.
Longtime UWSC client, Dr. Mark Courtney, with the University of Chicago Chapin Hall has released a new site exploring the data collected from the Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, also known as the Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study while it was administered by the UWSC in the early 2000s.
UWSC Senior Project Director Ken Croes will moderate a panel on online focus groups for QUALPOR, the qualitative affinity group of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
In recent years, the rising popularity of online surveys has led to a new set of challenges for survey researchers, particularly as it concerns the distribution of survey participation incentives. Traditionally, respondents receive monetary incentives via direct mail in the form of cash or check, but this approach poses a problem for members of online samples, whose residential addresses may not be available.
The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs has released the results of the La Follette Policy Poll. The results of the poll help to explore Wisconsinites’ attitudes about policy issues at both the …
Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berger, and UWSC Faculty Director and Co-Investigator, Jennifer Dykema, have been awarded NICHD R01 for their work “Improving Data Collection of Debt and Financial Strain to Assess Health Impacts of Economic Insecurity.”