Survey Research: Duration and Manageability

Survey projects run the gamut from small-scale, localized questionnaires at a single facility to broad, nationwide investigative surveys that involve hundreds of data collectors. While surveys can be conducted incrementally, with methodology increasingly refined from one to the next in conjunction with data analysis, it can be more cost-effective to field longer-term continuous surveys rather… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Beer Brand Familiarity Study

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A beer brand familiarity study, now underway, consists of surveying local residents of the Hispanic community in order to gather opinions related to brand awareness and certain alcoholic beverages.  The recruited respondents are males between the ages of 21 and 54 years old, and either unacculturated (still mostly tied to their home culture, predominately acquiring… Read more »

Survey Research: Data Quality

The goal of every survey project is the accumulation of high-quality data. There are various factors which influence the quality of the data obtained during the course of the survey project: the nature of the survey, the data collection workers and the response rates acquired. Surveys are designed to elicit the maximum amount of data… Read more »

Amber Vierra: Headway Hero

Each month, Headway in Research will feature one internal employee here at Headway Workforce Solutions. We interview them to give you a more in-depth look into their jobs and their lives. This month we are featuring Amber Vierra, one of Headway’s stellar recruiters! What are your job duties? My job duties include sourcing for candidates, reviewing resumes,… Read more »

Survey Research: Project Costs

The cost of any given survey project depends upon a multitude of factors and can vary dramatically from project to project, ranging from the economical self-administered online surveys to the more costly in-person interview surveys. The expenses of a given project, however, extend beyond the implementation of the actual survey, but also involve pre-survey planning,… Read more »

Survey Research: Project Implementation (Cost, Data Quality, Duration and Manageability)

  Survey planning can be undertaken by a minimal number of researchers in centralized offices of a research institute or university. The implementation of a survey and the subsequent collection of data, however, is conducted in the field by a relatively large number of survey workers, supervisors and respondents. While the researcher has less control… Read more »

Project Spotlight: African-American Eye Disease Study

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Under the auspices of Battelle Memorial Institute, The African-American Eye Disease Study progresses through its final months in Inglewood, CA, with project completion slated for March 2017. The study has not only been instrumental as an early indicator for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, but can further our understanding of developing eye conditions in order to… Read more »

Allen Woodard: Headway Hero

Each month, Headway in Research will feature one internal employee here at Headway Workforce Solutions. We will interview them to give you a more in-depth look into their job. This month we are featuring Allen Woodard, Headway’s IT Support Technician! What are your job duties? My duties are making sure all the equipment in our offices… Read more »

Recruiting CATI Data Collectors and Field Locators for GuLF Study

Can you describe in three sentences or less what you job entails? As a program manager for our Center for Operational and Recruitment Excellence, my job is to initially understand the needs of a new or existing client for any particular project that is being implemented. This entails discovery of what problems/issues the project is… Read more »

The GuLF Study and the Formation of a Disaster Response Platform

Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion and Fire - US Coast Guard

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 20, 2010, is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, with an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil expelled into the Gulf of Mexico from a seafloor well leak. The quantity of oil discharge and the… Read more »