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

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

Impact Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps K-3 Program. The limited number of previous evaluations on volunteer-only tutoring programs has shown variation in their effectiveness to improve children’s literacy proficiency. In 2014, NORC at the University of Chicago completed an evaluation of an AmeriCorps literacy intervention program, the Minnesota Reading Corps, which showed that volunteer AmeriCorps members can produce significantly greater increases in student literacy outcomes among Kindergarten, first and third grade students over one semester of tutoring. More

Men’s Assessment of Social Support and Risk Networks. The goal of the Men’s Assessment of Social Support and Risk Networks was to pilot test recruitment procedures and questionnaires to assess the influence of social networks and norms and beliefs of a racially and ethnically diverse sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) on their sex and sex-drug risk and risk reduction practices.   More

Problem Solving Courts.

The 2009 Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC) will be conducted by the National Centre for State Courts (NCSC) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The goal of the census is to generate accurate and reliable national statistics regarding adult offenders who enter problem-solving court programs. More

STAR Health Caregiver Survey. Funded by the University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy (UF-ICHP), the purpose of the STAR Health Caregiver Survey is to determine the health status of children in foster care who are enrolled in the STAR Health Program, and to assess caregivers’ experiences and satisfaction with the health care services their child receives. The results of the survey will be used to make recommendations to the State of Texas and Texas Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) for improving health care delivery and quality to Medicaid members. More

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Headlines

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Posted: 6.3.2016 8:26AM