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 »

Project Spotlight: The Home and Community Based Services Experience of Care Survey

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The Home and Community Based Services Experience of Care Survey is designed to provide standard performance metrics for HCBS programs. The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is responsible for the oversight of and payment for Medicaid home and community-based services, which enable chronically ill and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries to receive care at home… 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 »

Project Spotlight: National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

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The project has been ongoing since 1988 and is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NSDUH survey collects data to identify underserved communities that are in need of substance abuse and mental health facilities. Other government agencies also use the information to support prevention programs and monitor the efficacy… 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 »

Staffing Challenges of Political Campaigns

Polling, Campaigns, and Elections The scientific name for polling is psephology, which literally translates to ‘voting by pebbles’. The first evidence of this comes to us from ancient Greece where pebbles were placed in candidate-specific bowls. The political electoral process has significantly transformed over the years. While individual votes are still cast in a similar fashion… Read more »