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

    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...

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    Project Spotlight: The National Panel of Tobacco Consumer Studies

    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...

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    Project Spotlight: A Flooring Provider’s Intercept Project

    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...

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    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...

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    Project Spotlight: Beer Brand Familiarity Study

    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...

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    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.

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    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...

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

    Project Spotlight: African-American Eye Disease Study

    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...

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    Recruiting CATI Data Collectors and Field Locators for GuLF Study

    Can you describe in three sentences or less what you job entails?

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