UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Publications

Survey Report Publications

The Survey Research Center creates comprehensive summary reports of survey data and findings. Each report includes in depth analyses, data graphics, categorization of key findings, and more. As a non-profit organization, the SRC works for clients whose main purpose of the proposed survey project is to better their communities. These reports are written with the purpose of finding data and information relating to the clients specific interests and in the scope of finding ways to help clients improve the quality of life for residents, communities, and marginalized groups.

 

(Please note that the Survey Research Center completes surveys and reports for food cooperatives but does not publish final reports for public view. Thank you.)

Survey Report Publication

Reports are categorized by:

Farmer Projects:

The purpose of past survey reports included in this category:

  • Information gathered from farmers, farmland owners, and agri-business owners/managers about farmland preservation and agricultural issues.
  • Information gathered was used for an update of a county's farmland preservation plan.
  • Information gathered was used on farmer's markets in a county in Wisconsin. Key findings were used to identify barriers preventing county residents from using these markets.

Labor Projects:

The purpose of past survey reports included in this category:

  • Information gathered was used to study workplace diversity and inclusion practices among employers in eight counties in southern Wisconsin. It was also used to establish benchmarks and to better understand workforce practices in the Madison Region.
  • Information gathered was used to evaluate employee satisfaction and provide insight on employees preferences on employer benefits.

Local Government Projects:

The purpose of past survey reports included in this category:

  • Information gathered was used to provide opinions of residents about non-resident property owners about land use and other planning issues in township.
  • Information gathered was used to provide insight on resident input for the update of the a towns Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan involves responses relating to housing, transportation, natural resources, community services, agriculture, land use and economic development.

Education Projects:

The purpose of past survey reports included in this category:

  • Information gathered was used to gather preliminary data that would allow insight on the changes in educational experiences of students in pre-kindergarten to high school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Information gathered was used to assess online learning methods in Wisconsin during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Information gathered was used to evaluate the degree in which five different parent education efforts were contributing to a non-profit initiative.

Rural Development Projects

The purpose of past survey reports included in this category:

  • Information gathered was used to gauge residents opinions on a potential local bus service. 
  • Information gathered was used to understand residents housing preferences and the housing issues facing their communities. 
  • Information gathered was used to understand the accessibility of broadband internet in a greater region.
  • Information gathered was used to gauge the experience of residents living in a particular area and determine areas where residents feel improvements were desired. 

University of Wisconsin-River Fall Projects

The purpose of past survey reports included in this category:

  • Information gathered was used to provide feedback on a draft of an Academic Plan. The plan would helpto guide decisions about programming and budget ovver the next several years.
  • Information gathered was used to assess the impacts of retention of living on campus and learning communities.
  • Informaiton gathered was used to provide feedback about how and when faculty/staff and students travel to campus.