Data Collection: The Advantage of a Traveling Team

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Research surveys frequently require timely data collection from specific geographies. In an era of declining response rates and decreased funding for field interviewer training, a traveling data collection team provides a reliable solution for high-quality data gathering. An Experienced Team A traveling team assembled from a pool of highly qualified candidates. The benefit of an… Read more »

Better Field Interviewers Acquire Better Data

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Data, in research, is everything—and not just the accumulation of data in general, but the acquisition of high-quality data by a sound and replicable methodology. Just as the 2017 APPAM conference is focusing on the importance of rigorous measurement, so has the 2017 GRIT report reiterated that the primary concern of research scientists remains data… Read more »

The Critical Need for High-Quality Data Collectors: Avoiding Misinformation

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Research survey budgets are tight and scientists are increasingly concerned with obtaining high-quality data at the lowest possible cost. The budget of any research project depends upon a number of factors and can vary from one project to another. While web-based survey can be the most economical way in which to rapidly reach a large… Read more »

Planes, Trains, and Bicycles Too: Transportation Research Surveys

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The world is changing, almost faster than we can keep up, and nowhere is this more apparent than on the road and in the sky. Electric vehicles, hybrid SUVs, and driverless cars have arrived, and the emergence of a sharing economy has seen the rise of on-demand transportation; airlines and airports are flooded with higher… Read more »

GRIT Report Insights in Qualitative Research: The Need for High-Quality Data Collectors

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The Primacy of High-Quality Data The latest GRIT report offered valuable insights into the needs and priorities of research scientists, the perspectives of research vendors, and the successes and constraints of the relationships that exist between the two. Researchers, unsurprisingly, accord the greatest primacy to the quality of the data derived from the research. There… Read more »

Survey Research and the Bathroom Bill

The Bathroom as Battleground The public bathroom has become a battleground that is being waged across the nation. North Carolina’s HB2 bill, stipulating that individuals are required to the use the bathroom that coincides with the gender on their birth certificate, is highly controversial and hotly debated. Similar “bathroom bills” have been introduced by social… Read more »

Survey Research, the Georgia Special Election and Understanding the Voter Mindset

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Special elections in a non-presidential or midterm election year are typically rather quiet affairs, with low turnout dominated by older, reliable voters. There has, however, been nothing typical about politics these past six months, and the special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district has been anything but quiet. The congressional race is a hotbed of… 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

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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 »

Headway in Research Goes to AAPOR

Recently, Headway attended the AAPOR Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. This year’s theme was “Reshaping the Research Landscape: Public Opinion and Data Science”. We caught up with Headway’s own Enterprise Sales Manager, Alan Zdanowski, to ask about his experience at the conference. What is AAPOR? AAPOR is the American Association for Public Opinion Research. The… Read more »