UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Survey Research Center

Projects

Student ScanningData collected from SRC surveys have been used to:

  • Gather information from residents and business owners about issues related to high-speed Internet service.
  • Help determine a school district's long and short term needs.
  • Inform policy makers and the public of citizens' opinions on issues such as land use, tourism, parking, library usage and other quality of life issues.
  • Provide needs assessments and determine satisfaction with services.
  • Provide economic development investigations.
  • Help food cooperatives throughout the U.S. better understand their customers shopping patterns, level of satisfaction with their co-op, personal characteristics, and communication and expansion preferences.

Recent survey projects have included:

  • Broadband/high-speed internet surveys for Village of Spring Green, Town of Spring Green, Dunn County, Portage County, St. Croix County, and Pierce County.
  • A study to gather information from area residents with respect to the prevalence of medication misuse, perception of prescription drug availability through households or health care providers, perception of risk associated with such misuse, as well as local medication diversion and disposal efforts.
  • A study of opinions about the disposal of unused/leftover medicines.
  • A study to assess the economic impact of users of County ATV trail network and to solicit feedback from riders about their experience.
  • A study to gather information from motorcycle enthusiasts in targeted states (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) to see if the Department of Tourism's 2013 marketing campaign increased motorcycling in western Wisconsin's Driftless region.
  • In conjunction with CARES, a local coalition of family support agencies and organizations, a survey was developed to gather participants' need for/interest in resources to help parents understand and guide their children through their developmental stages from birth to 18 years of age.  The survey also gathered information on challenges facing families as they raise their children and parents' preferred means of accessing information about their children's development.
  • A study to investigate the experiences and attitudes of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students with regard to bystander intervention practices.
  • Analysis of the results of the National Collegiate Health Assessment (NCHA) survey that was administered on the UW-River Falls campus in 2015.
  • Farmland preservation surveys for Calumet, Eau Claire, Marathon, Polk, Ozaukee, and St. Croix Counties.
  • A survey focused on farmer's markets to try to identify barriers preventing residents from using these markets.
  • A survey to help assess the market for Wisconsin farm-raised walleye using new technologies.
  • A study to gain a greater understanding of the volume, frequency, and current disposal methods of agricultural and boat wrap plastic in the State of Wisconsin in order to attract and retain plastic recycling facilities.
  • Madison Region Economic Partnership (Diversity & Inclusion Survey) 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • A survey with United Way St Croix Valley to evaluate their Family Friendly Workplace (FFW) program.
  • Agricultural and natural resource sector labor surveys.
  • A study to gather information about the experiences of Wisconsin farmers who have completed a succession plan to transfer the ownership of their farm.
  • A survey of residents determining their understanding of stormwater issues, and their current behaviors that can affect stormwater quality and quantity.
  • A study of actual and potential demand for green power in western Wisconsin.
  • A survey to gather information about the production, revenues, costs, and visitors at wineries and cideries in the state.

All projects must follow appropriate standards for the protection of human subjects, including assurances of confidentiality as established by the University of Wisconsin – River Falls Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB).