In 2017, UWSC conducted Wave 3 of the CalYOUTH study, surveying 616 21-year-old youth. This study follows up on surveys of the same young people when they were approaching the age of majority in California’s foster care system at age 17 and again when they were 19 years old. Similar to Waves 1 and 2, the study collected data on a wide range of youth outcomes in in areas such as physical and mental health, education and employment, and relationships and families.
In 2018, UWSC developed and fielded NC-PALS, the North Carolina Post-Adoption Life Study. This study assesses well-being and examines challenges that youth face who were adopted as they transition to adulthood. The study is being conducted in collaboration with Child Trends with funding from the Duke Endowment.
UWSC’s Nathan Jones will be giving a talk as part of the Center for Demography and Ecology’s Computational Demography summer seminar.
ICTR CAP Ed & UW Survey Center will be offering a workshop on June 28, 2018. At this event, Survey Center Associate Director John Stevenson and Distinguished Scientist and Senior Survey Methodologist Dr. Jennifer Dykema will discuss the resources the center brings to campus, how to use these resources, and how to enhance your grant applications by adding their expertise.
While self-rated health (SRH) is widely used to study health across a range of disciplines, little research examines how features of its measurement in surveys influence respondents’ answers and the overall quality of the resulting measurement. To address these shortcomings, UWSC researchers and Dana Garbarski (Loyola University Chicago) examined how response option order and scale orientation affect responses in an online experiment.
Undergraduate Research Scholar Jinyi (“Lan”) Lan presented at the 20th Undergraduate Symposium, a showcase for undergraduate research and achievement across disciplines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nora Cate Schaeffer has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Council of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
Researchers are increasingly turning to web and mail/web mixed-mode designs to combat rising costs and declining response rates. However, little research examines whether the two forms of self-administration lead to mode effects — differences in …
The Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is a school-based survey of middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students. The survey collects information on youth knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors related to the use of tobacco and vaping products.
Recent research indicates survey interviewers’ ratings of respondents’ health may provide important information about the health of respondents in surveys of older adults. Although these ratings are promising, little is known about what information interviewers …