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Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG)

The Longitudinal Study of Generations is contacting previous participants and inviting the fifth generation of participating families into the study. For over 50 years the Longitudinal Study of Generations has been exploring how families transmit culture, values, and beliefs across multiple generations. Researchers are interested in how interfamily relationships affect values, beliefs, health, and well-being over time. The University of Wisconsin Survey Center is honored to administer this important study.

John Stevenson, UWSC Associate Director Wins the 2022 John M. Kennedy Achievement Award, Named 2022-2023 AASRO President 

Please join us in congratulating our UWSC Associate Director, John Stevenson! John was awarded the 2022 John M. Kennedy Achievement award by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). Additionally, John was named the 2022-2023 AASRO President, where he will direct AASRO activities and preside over meetings.

Wisconsin Early Care Caregiver Study

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is working with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to gather information about Wisconsin families’ experiences with early childhood programs such as home visitation programs, child care, and early education programs.  The information collected from this multi-mode survey of families with young children will to help understand how early childhood programs can be improved to better serve families across Wisconsin.

Cold, Hard E-Cash: Distributing Survey Participation Incentives through Mobile Pay Applications

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.

SYNAR Tobacco Compliance Study

Under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant Synar requirement, every state in the country must conduct annual unannounced random inspections of tobacco retailers to determine the compliance rate with laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 18. UWSC has been conducting the yearly sample frame creation, coverage studies, and compliance checks for the state of Wisconsin since 2000.

Featured Artist – CLEAN (Campus Leaders for Energy Action Now)

The UWSC Art Gallery is currently featuring a new mural collection created by CLEAN (Campus Leaders for Energy Action Now), a coalition of student organizations, students, and community members dedicated to committing the University of Wisconsin – Madison to 100% clean energy by 2035.