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CSR survey of CRC churches makes the news

Christianity Today magazine has reported on the 2012 CRC Survey in a recent article, “The Secrets of a Giving Church.” CSR “director emeritus” Rodger Rice, co-principal investigator on the project, was interviewed for the story.

Posted by Neil Carlson on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 05:53 PM
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Social Sciences Lunch Seminar Series - Fall 2013

Each year, the social science departments invite a selection of expert speakers to give an informational presentation about a topic in their field. This year’s speakers for the fall semester are:

Date
Professor
Department
Session Title
October 18th
Business
The Spread of New Illegal
Practices Among Management Elite.
November 1st
Political Science
(Vanderbilt University)
Building Effective Models
for Social Science Research.
November 15th
Psychology
Outcomes Among Children Adopted
Internationally at School-Age.

Each talk will begin at 12:30p in the Alumni Association Board Room.  Professor Steve McMullen will distribute lunch tickets before the conversation begins.  Each talk will end with enough time to get to 1:30p classes.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by Michael Kelly on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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Now in development: the 2014 Kent County Deliberative Poll

 

Civic-minded friends, watch this space for news about our newest initiative, the Kent County Deliberative Poll®, inspired by and intended for local implementation in cooperation with James Fishkin and the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University.

Please extend a warm welcome to Project Coordinator Allison Rudi, who will be contacting a broad coalition of community partners and research organizations (including you) to advise, sponsor, conduct and benefit from this combined research and civic education project. This fall, we’ll be working on coalition-building, branding and design, fundraising, research design, project planning and budgeting, development of unbiased reading materials, recruitment of expert deliberative-democracy moderators, student involvement, and more.

Questions? Want to get in on the ground floor? Contact Allison by email or call CSR at 616 526-8934.

Posted by Neil Carlson on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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Final CSR Summer Training Opportunities

CSR is closing up another year of summer training for our staff and students. As with last year, these training sessions have been and will continue to be open to Calvin faculty, staff, and students, as well as some of our clients.

With a only a few sessions left, consider attending if any would be a good resource for you or your department. All training sessions will be from 1pm-4:30pm in North Hall 180.

Please click on any of the sessions you are interested in attending, and you will be taken to the corresponding Eventbrite page.

DateTopic
Thursday 8/15Tableau II
Thursday 8/22Qualitative data collection
Tuesday 8/27Quickbase
Posted by Traci Montgomery on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 03:36 PM
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Research Tip: Designing Surveys Using Tables

Survey design is an integral part of our work here at the CSR. From the programs we evaluate to the research we conduct, the survey is still one of the leading measurement tools used for social research.  While surveys have undergone serious electronic transformation with the introduction and increasing capabilities of various software programs, paper surveys are still in high demand from our clients.

Because of the high quantity of paper surveys that we design, the CSR is constantly looking for ways to improve them for our clients. One survey design trick that consistently benefits us is putting the entire survey into a (partially) invisible table.

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Posted by Michael Kelly on Monday, August 05, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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