Working with SRD enabled us to carry out complicated school-based data collection in 33 schools across 14 different out of state school districts. The SRD staff built crucial relationships with school and district personnel, communicated clearly with us, followed up diligently, and produced an excellent response rate under challenging conditions.
-Brian Smith, PhD, Research Scientist
Committee for Children, Seattle, WA
Since 2006, the SRD has been collaborating with researchers outside of our home department, and in several cases outside of the University of Washington. For all projects where we collect data for other researchers, a final labelled dataset is delivered at the end of the project. This is a list of just a few of the collaborations we've enjoyed over the past several years:
As we have for the past 25 years, the SRD also continues our work with researchers here at the Social Development Research Group. Below is an in depth look at one of SRD's on-going longitudinal data collection projects.
- SRD interviewers conducted in-person interviews across Washington State with parents in the foster care system.
- Located and surveyed hard to find students attending alternative schools in Washington for a study conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation.
- SRD staff collaborated with the non-profit group Committee for Children to conduct school-based student surveys and web-based teacher surveys in multiple California schools districts.
- SRD technical staff programmed and implemented a nation-wide web survey of library users, including an installation toolkit for libraries participating in the study.
- Interviewers and programmers worked together to build and conduct mixed-mode (mail/phone/web) surveys of non-profits and medical personnel in King County.
- SRD interviewers conducted in-person intercept surveys at fast-food restaurants in Seattle.
- SRD has programmed and hosted mobile surveys for several UW research studies who want to conduct their own in-person data collection using SRD's software.
- SRD interviewers completed telephone surveys with thousands of Oregon state-sponsored health care applicants as part of a study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Providence/CORE, MIT, Harvard, and NBER.
- SRD programmers created and hosted databases for both respondent scheduling/tracking and data entry of survey results for several UW researchers.