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

Surveying infection control practices at surgery centers

Ambulatory or out-patient surgery centers are increasingly used for surgeries and other invasive procedures that don’t require patients to stay overnight. However, there’s little data on ambulatory surgery centers’...

Surveying students about campus sexual assault

Sexual assault and misconduct are growing concerns on college and university campuses across the country. Surveys have found that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted during their...

Testing a car that helps teens drive safely

Teen drivers experience very high crash rates when they move from supervised driving to driving on their own with a provisional license. The “safe teen car” is an attempt...

Understanding national travel behaviors

Understanding how, when, and why residents of the U.S. move from place to place throughout a typical day is key for the FHWA, state departments of transportation, regional metropolitan...

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