Survey Data Collection

NORC is at the forefront of survey data collection via the web, mobile devices, telephone, mail, and in-person interviews. We survey numerous populations and subpopulations, achieving high response rates that enhance the value of the data.

Representative Projects

2011 National Survey of Children's Health. Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and coordinated through the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is one of the largest surveys conducted at NORC, with approximately 1,800 interviews targeted for each state, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands – a total of 93,600 interviews to be completed by early 2012.  More

Benchmark Tracking Survey. The purpose of the 2012 Network for a Healthy California Benchmark Survey is to assess the ongoing effectiveness of select advertising and non-advertising communications that comprise the Network's Champions for Change campaign. The campaign promotes healthy food consumption and access among low-income mothers. More

Census PVS Assessment. As part of the Person Identification Validation System Assessment engagement with the Census Bureau, NORC has conducted a review of the Census Bureau’s record linkage methods associated with the PVS, as well as an environmental scan of record linkage methods used by other government agencies—both within and outside of the U.S.—and private enterprises.  More

Evaluation of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Beta Test. With funding from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), NORC conducted an evaluation of the beta test of the national voluntary public health accreditation program. More

High School and Beyond Follow-up Survey. NORC, in partnership with the University of Texas Austin, has continued the High School and Beyond (HS&B) Study. With grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute for Education Statistics, NORC conducted a follow-up study with the 1980 sophomore cohort of the HS&B sample. This project re-contacted the nationally representative HS&B sophomore sample members (N=14,825) just before most turned 50 years old.  This follow-up survey collected some current information on sample members' labor force experience, health status, family roles, and expectations for continued work and retirement.  These data will become part of a robust data source that will also include data from the 1980 base year survey and from the four follow-ups that took place between 1982 and 1992. This valuable resource will be used to study a number of issues related to the consequences for midlife health and labor force participation of adolescent and early adult circumstances and characteristics. More

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