Many staff from the UWSC will participate in the 53rd annual International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC) in Tornoto, Canada on May 19 – 22, 2019. Staff will participate by giving presentations, leading panel and round table discussions, and facilitating sessions. In addition, Director of Project Management Kelly Elver and Senior Project Director Kerryann DiLoreto will be working behind the scenes on the Organizing and Program Committees.
An international workshop devoted to survey interviewers and their effects on total survey error was held February 26-28, 2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brought together an international group of …
The California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH) is an evaluation of the impact of AB12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, on outcomes during the transition to adulthood for foster youth.
The Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) held their 13th Annual Meeting hosted by the Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There, participants from academic survey research organizations across the country met to discuss pressing issues and topics relevant to their centers and institutions including spam blocking and other operations-based difficulties and advances, methods to convey the value of our centers to University Leadership, and educational practices and initiatives. Peter Miller, past AAPOR President and former Senior Research for the Survey Measurement at the US Census Bureau, gave a riveting invited talk on “Relevance, Credibility, and Trust.”
Keary Kautzer paints in the American Impressionist style, painting with limited hues to set a mood to draw the viewer in. Living in Sheboygan along the shoreline of Lake Michigan is a main reason why many of his paintings have water related scenes. A career as Executive Director of WSCS, the Sheboygan community television station, has enabled him to transfer his visual experiences into his paintings. Keary studied watercolor painting with James Michael, especially en plein air. Since his retirement in 2016, Keary has traveled through Europe and the United States.
While best practices in mail survey design advise personalizing correspondence, most research predates the use of address-based sampling (ABS) in which a householder’s name either cannot be matched to an address or may be matched incorrectly.
Amy Mietzel’s lifetime love of art began with a cigar box full of crayons in her grandmother’s basement. Amy has shared her love of art with others by earning a teaching degree and teaching young artists in grades K-8 for over 20 years.
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.