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SoundRocket Jobs: Research Study Manager

SoundRocket Jobs: Research Study Manager

Click Here to Apply Job Description: Research Study Manager SoundRocket, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based survey research organization is seeing a talented intermediate level Study Manager to join its small and growing team. This...

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SoundRocket Founder to Speak at FEDCASIC Workshop

SoundRocket Founder to Speak at FEDCASIC Workshop

If you would like to spot some serious survey nerds while enjoying the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. this year, step on down to the Bureau of Labor Statistics where SoundRocket founder Scott D. Crawford will be presenting at the The Federal Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection (FEDCASIC) Workshop. Scott will be presenting “Best Practices in Consent to Capture Geolocation Data in Self-Administered Web Surveys” in the Wednesday afternoon session on Advances in the Use of Location Data.  

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FDA Genetic Health Assessment Ruling: Decoded

FDA Genetic Health Assessment Ruling: Decoded

Trying to read and understand the latest FDA release on personal genetic testing (or what they are now calling Genetic Health Assessments)?  Wish that they could indent when they use multi-level outlines?  We have created a version that may be a bit easier to read and understand…

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Evaluating Nonresponse Bias in a Longitudinal Study of Healthy Adults Receiving Genome Sequencing

Evaluating Nonresponse Bias in a Longitudinal Study of Healthy Adults Receiving Genome Sequencing

We know your survey is exciting and will divulge important findings; you know your survey is exciting and will divulge important findings. But darn those who don’t know this and so don’t participate. Or worse – those who do know this, but choose not to participate for some other reason. Their nonresponse can create uncertainty in how accurate our survey results actually are.  If only we could survey robots or well-trained dogs who followed our instructions instead of people!

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MSL GROWTH ENTERS NEW PHASE WITH RECORD EARLY ENROLLMENT, SOUNDROCKET COLLABORATION

MSL GROWTH ENTERS NEW PHASE WITH RECORD EARLY ENROLLMENT, SOUNDROCKET COLLABORATION

As preparations have begun for another implementation of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), and with nearly 60 schools enrolled for the MSL2018 implementation (a record enrollment for the study at this stage of early recruitment), study Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. John P. Dugan has announced his move to The Aspen Institute as their Director of Program Quality, Design, & Assessment.

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Five Ways to Use Historical Survey Data to Improve Quality in a Survey

When you find yourself surveying a population where significant information is known about those who are in the study prior to them completing the survey (such as in a longitudinal survey, a panel, or when the respondents are part of a known group such as a membership organization), such data can be used as part of the survey instrument design.  

While it is tempting to do whenever possible, when using such data, care should be given to how and when it is used…

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