The University of Wisconsin – Madison Graduate School and the Council of Graduate Schools are doing two web surveys with three cohorts of graduate alumni and three cohorts of graduate students.
Affording Degree Completion: A Study of Student Financial Aid is surveying over 6,000 students at 10 different universities across the United States. Invited students have taken on the responsibility of covering the costs to be in college. Researchers want to learn more about the ways students cover their cost of attendance, by getting a clearer picture of the ways in which students pay for school, and the kinds of supports and aid made available to them.
John Stevenson, Jennifer Dykema, Nora Cate Schaeffer, and Vicki Lein will represent the University of Wisconsin Survey Center at the 2018 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Annual Conference in Chicago this month. The theme for this year’s conference is “Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research” and UWSC will be participating in several capacities at the conference.
The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a federally-mandated evaluation of the use of independent living services by foster youth in Wisconsin and a measure of the state’s performance in preparing youth for their transition from foster care to independent living.
The American State Administrators Project survey canvasses top-level state administrative executives about attitudes and trends in state government.
Katherine Magnuson, Professor of Social Work and Associate Director of the Institute For Research on Poverty, has conducted research about early child care, working with UWSC. Professor Magnuson and her work were recently featured in the special supplement to the Wisconsin State Journal sponsored by the College of Letters and Science.
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.