Surveys, Questionnaires & Interviews

Gathering high-quality data about any topic begins with a survey that is well designed and easy to understand. We extensively pretest survey instruments using evaluation methods that include expert review, cognitive testing, and a variety of techniques to assess usability. If a survey includes respondents who speak a variety of languages, our translation process ensures the materials accurately capture the intended meaning.

Project Highlights

Ensuring ACS questions are clearly understood

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year, giving communities the information they need to plan...

Evaluating a USAID program to end global hunger

Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s initiative to end global hunger and strengthen food security. The initiative is tackling the huge problem of global hunger, starting with 20...

Evaluating Protect MiFamily

To help keep children safe in their own homes and improve child well-being and family functioning, the Michigan Department of Human Services’ Protect MiFamily program provides intensive and innovative...

Evaluating school vouchers in Washington, DC

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is the only federally funded program that provides tuition vouchers to low-income parents who want their child to attend a private...

Evaluating supported employment

The percentage of people receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a mental health impairment is increasing. In 2005, SSA selected Westat to lead the Mental...

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