Project Spotlight: The Harris County Marriage Project

newlyweds, marital longevity, marriage, texas, survey research, regional study

The Harris County Marriage Project is intended to understand the factors that make marriages last and those that determine marital longevity.  Results from the study will serve to inform educational programs to assist newlywed couples and couples considering marriage. Field interviewers will conduct in-home assessments of newly-wed couples living in low-income neighborhoods in Houston, TX.… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Evaluation of Making Proud Choices! Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

teenagers, pregnancy, evaluation, research

This program will provide timely evidence to the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) on the impacts of Making Proud Choices!, a highly popular yet understudied evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program. The impact study will measure the effectiveness of the program, as delivered in schools and by external health educators, using a random assignment design with… Read more »

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

Political Special Election Georgia

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 »

Project Spotlight: The National Panel of Tobacco Consumer Studies

tobacco products, cigarettes, smokers, smoking, survey research

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products has sponsored the National Panel of Tobacco Consumer Studies (TCS) to recruit eligible tobacco-product users to better understand what they know and feel about FDA regulatory actions. The information they provide will help inform future tobacco-related policy decisions made by the FDA. The TCS project is… Read more »

Patrick Chill: 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 Patrick Chill, Headway’s Corporate Controller, Patrick Chill! What are your job duties? I’m responsible for preparing monthly and annual financial… Read more »

Project Spotlight: A Flooring Provider’s Intercept Project

flooring samples, market research

Intercept data collectors, working in conjunction with a nationwide flooring provider at the Home and Garden Show, are reaching out to engage with and expand upon the provider’s customer base. Providing pamphlets to booth visitors and recording customer contact information, these data collectors help facilitate subsequent in-store appointments. Headway Workforce Solutions is proud to support… Read more »

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

beer brands, alcoholic beverages, intercept study, market research, data collection

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 »