[ Government & Academic Research ]
Expertise, collaboration, and rigor - this combination is what brings researchers from government, academic, and nonprofit research sectors to Knowledge Networks. By providing the nation's only probability-based, 100% online survey research panel (known as KnowledgePanel®), Knowledge Networks offers clients the highest quality in online survey research. Combining the latest in online survey technology with rigorous state-of-the-art sampling methodology, KnowledgePanel meets the high quality standards for federal and peer review. When you need to be sure of the results, only KnowledgePanel provides the scientific integrity required in today's online survey research environment.
KnowledgePanel is a probability-based panel
designed to be statistically representative of the U.S. population. Because all KnowledgePanel households were selected randomly with a known probability of selection, KnowledgePanel estimates can be used with the statistical confidence required. Initially using random-digit-dialing (RDD) to create KnowledgePanel, KnowledgePanel is now continuously maintained by using the United States Postal Service's Delivery Sequence File.
||This file is essentially a complete list of all U.S. residential households - including households that are cell phone-only and often missed in RDD sampling. Persons in selected households are then invited to participate in KN's Web enabled panel. Those who agree to participate, but are not already on the Internet, are sent a laptop computer and receive an Internet service connection provided and paid for by Knowledge Networks. People who already have computers and Internet service are permitted to participate using their own equipment. Once on KnowledgePanel, panelists receive unique log-in information for accessing surveys online and are sent
|emails three to four times a month inviting them to participate in research projects.
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION'S MOBIS
Knowledge Networks recently was awarded a 20-year contract for survey services by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Click the button below for more information:
TESS, funded by the NSF, is a no-cost testing ground for survey-based social science research. Grad students, post-docs and college faculty can conduct studies using KN's KnowledgePanel® – our nationally representative Web-based panel. This approach provides considerable time and cost savings through "time sharing." Learn more by clicking on the TESS logo, above.
DiSogra, KN Chief Statistician, receives 2010 APHA Statistics Section Industry Award
KN's Chief Statistician, Charles DiSogra, has been conferred the 2010 APHA (American Public Health Association) Statistics Section Industry Award. It recognizes outstanding contributions to public health and statistics from members employed in industry, and in particular, Charles' contributions to survey methods with Knowledge Networks – in terms of improving statistical methods in public health. The Awards Luncheon took place at the APHA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 9, in Denver, Colorado.
KN in Rand / CDC Report on H1N1
The New England Journal of Medicine (12/2/10 issue) featured an article by Katherine Harris of RAND et al citing the 2009 article on H1N1 vaccine update. The alarming statistic is that less than half of all adults were willing to get vaccinated at the outset of the pandemic.
Read our interview with Katherine Harris.
In April 2010, The New York Times ran two articles on it:
- "Prevention: More Health Care Workers Got Flu Shots This Season" mentioned that roughly half of hospital workers received the H1N1 vaccine
- "They Should Know Better," which also focused on this fact (only half of this group was inoculated)
AP-YAHOO! NEWS ELECTION SURVEYS
CONDUCTED BY KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS
In the run-up to the 2008 presidential election and afterward, Associated Press and Yahoo! News published polls about voter reactions to the presidential candidates using KnowledgePanel®, as did Associated Press in collaboration with Knowledge Networks.
Widespread coverage of results ran for more than a year, from November 2007 to November 2008; it was featured in thousands of newspaper, radio, television and online reports about the 2008 election including on the CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and NPR.
See more | Full poll results | Full poll methodology and data
- Introducing QuantM – A Breakthrough in Mobile Research!
- ABS Update: The Promise of Address-based Sampling Using Ancillary Information
- Public Opinion Quarterly Publishes Breakthrough Results from AAPOR Comparison of Online Panels
- New Product Spotlight: KnowledgePanel Latino Omnibus
- The World Wide Web and the U.S. Political News Market
AJPS Article Summary
- New Report from AAPOR about Online Surveys
J. Michael Dennis
- Solutions for Reaching Hard-to-Find Respondents
KN Chronic Conditions Panel
- As Millennials Begin Their Ascent
Interview with John Della Volpe, Harvard
- Update: Address-based Sampling Nets Success for KnowledgePanel® Recruitment and Sample Representation
By Charles DiSogra
- A Web Panel Response Rate: It's More Than You Think!
by Charles DiSogra
- Results: Internet Access Conditioning among Newly Recruited "Non-Internet" KnowledgePanel® Members
by Patricia Graham
- New Methodological Research on Web Panel Conditioning and Attrition
Highlights from a paper by Yelena Kruse, Mario Callegaro, J. Michael Dennis, Stefan Subias, Mike Lawrence, and Charles DiSogra (of KN) and Trevor Tompson of The Associated Press
- Meeting the Challenge of Cell Phone-Only Households, Young Adults and Minorities: Introducing Address-Based Sampling to KnowledgePanel®
Charles DiSogra, J. Michael Dennis, and Patricia Graham
- Online Surveys for Federal Agencies: The Future Is Now
- Hispanics: A Mini-Landscape of Language, Attitudes, Values and Media Habits
- Recent Developments in Federally Sponsored Web-Based Surveys
- Making Quality Real: Delivering on a Promise of the Best Service and Online Survey Sample
- Stated Preference Methodology: Innovative Online Approaches to Accurate Measurement
- Is the Digital Divide Still Closing? New Evidence Points to Skewed Online Results Absent Non-Internet Respondents
Mario Callegaro and Tom Wells
- Web Questionnaires: Tested Approaches from Knowledge Networks for the Online World (Part 1)
Survey data from GfK KN fuels ongoing work with the WorldPublicOpinion.org – an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. WorldPublicOpinion.org was initiated by and is managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.
FEATURED PRESS RELEASES AND liNKS
- What Older Workers Don't Know About Social Security – U.S. News & World Report, 4/2/12
- KnowledgePanel® survey for Federal Reserve Board of Governors: Fed Says 21% of Mobile Phone Users Did Banking With the Devices – Bloomberg News, 3/14/12
- Harvard IOP Poll with KN: More Millennials Predict Obama Will Lose Bid for Re-election than Win, Harvard Poll Finds, 12/15/11
- Common Sense Media Research Documents Media Use Among Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children – Common Sense Media, 10/25/11
- "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Rules Drivers' Decisions on Cell Phone Use and Texting – AAA Foundation, 10/3/11
- New Survey Reports 43% of Dating College Women Have Experienced Violent and Abusive Dating Behaviors – Break The Cycle, 9/14/11
- Safe Kids USA and Energizer Join Together To Prevent Button Battery Ingestion... "The Battery Controlled" Aims to Save Children's Lives by Raising Awareness of Growing Issue – 9/14/11 (KnowledgePanel® sample: 346 parents of children ages 6 and younger)
- New Poll Shows Democrats, Republicans Unified in Willingness to Make Deep Government Budget Cuts, 8/05/11
- National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVI: Teens and Parents – The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 8/11
- The Economic Crises Facing Seniors of Color (report) – The Greenlining Institute, 8/11
- Climate Engineering: Technical Status, Future Directions, and Potential Responses – GAO-11-71, 7/28/11 (1,006 KnowledgePanel® members surveyed)
- Knowledge Networks Acquires Garcia Research Associates – Extends Leadership in Hispanic Consumer Research, 7/06/11
- Volunteering + Values: A Repair the World Report on Jewish Young Adults – Brandeis University, 6/11
Authors: Chertok, Fran; Joshua Tobias; Shirah Rosin; Matthew Boxer
- KN Opens D.C. Office To Meet Expanding Federal Agency, Public Affairs Business, 6/15/11
- Youth More Open to Change on Immigration Issues, Latest Levitt Poll Finds – Hamilton College, 5/11/11 (Author: J. Boudreau)
- Poll Reveals Baby Boomers' Retirement Fears – Boston.com, 4/5/11
- Harvard IOP Poll with KN: Young Adults on Political Issues, Social Media, 3/31/11
- Study: Public Sees Both Parties Cutting Deficits the Wrong Way – Huffington Post, 3/3/11 (please search article title)
- Knowledge Networks "Instant" Polling Plays Major Role in CBS News Coverage of 2011 State of the Union Address, 1/26/11
- National Poll Identifies Southern Voters’ Attitudes: Topics explored include economy, immigration, Obama – Blair-Rockefeller poll with KN, 1/20/11
Video: KN's Mike Dennis describes poll methodology at The Clinton School of Public Service - Windows Streaming Media
- Women, Sponsors, & the Glass Ceiling: Harvard Business Publishes KN Research – Center for Work-Life Policy, 1/12/11
- Rutgers University WORKTRENDS Reports (Americans' Attitudes about Work, Employers and Government):
- Baby Boomers Are Confident About Sex – Boston.com, 11/22/10
- Economic Downturn Takes Toll on Health of Americans with Heart Disease, Diabetes or Cancer – Harvard School of Public Health / KN Poll (11/18/10 HSPH Press Release)
- American Public Health Association Confers 2010 APHA Statistics Section Industry Award on Charles DiSogra, Chief Statistician at Knowledge Networks Inc. , 11/09/10
- Nationwide Survey on Family Eating Behaviors and Physical Activity Reveals Positive Changes and Opportunities – Source: American Dietetic Association, 11/09/10
- National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) – Indiana Univ./KN poll, 10/20/10
- AP Poll: Many Think Health Overhaul Should Do More – Boston.com, 9/25/10
(Associated Press Poll by Stanford University with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Professor V. Kerry Smith of Arizona State University, Carol Mansfield of RTI International and H. Allen Klaiber of Penn State conducted a study that provides surprising details about how Americans view secrecy, depending on the type of plot – ASU News, 9/9/10
- New Markle Survey Finds U.S. Public and Doctors Alike Support 'Blue Button' for Downloading Health Information – Markle Foundation press release, 10/07/10
- American Jews Still Connected to Israel - The Jerusalem Post, 9/05/10
(Ron Friedman, author)
- Teachers, Public Sharply Divided on Key Education Issues - Harvard/KN poll - 8/26/10
- News Alert: Poll Shows Arizonans Want Open, Nonpartisan Primaries - Arizona Indicators, a project of Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University – 8/23/10
- Recent Premium Increases Imposed by Insurers Averaged 20% for People Who Buy Their Own Health Insurance, Kaiser Survey Finds – Kaiser Family Foundation, 6/21/10
- U.S. Singles Happier with Sex than Married: KN study for AARP, courtesy UPI.com - 5/12/10
- Ask a Loaded Question, You'll Get a Loaded Answer - MPRnewswQ, 4/5/10
Author: Rob Daves
- Harvard Poll on Young Adults by KN: Concern Over Economy - 3/09/10
- Knowledge Networks Awarded 20-Year Contract for Survey Services by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) - 2/23/10
- Understanding Anti-Immigrant Sentiment – MITnews. 02/19/10
Principle Investigators: Jens Hainmueller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Michael Hiscox, Harvard University
Article Author: Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office
- Friends No. 1 way to meet that Valentine, but Web is growing – USA Today
USA Today prominently cites KN's recent research for Michael Rosenfeld at Stanford—a study about how couples met (please search article title)
- CBS News State of the Union Poll Results from KnowledgePanel®
- Survey of young Americans'attitudes toward politics and public service: 16th Edition, Tracking poll, Executive Summary - 12/03/09
John Della Volpe, Author, The Institute of Politics at Harvard University
- Battleground or Common Ground? American Public Opinion on Health Care Reform Authors: William A. Galston, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Steve Kull, WorldPublicOpinion.org; Clay Ramsay, Program on International Policy Attitudes
- A U.N press conference by the Inter-Parliamentary Union presented findings from World Public Opinion's study on political tolerance.
- Forbes.com covered a nationwide study about The Anguish of Unemployment, commissioned by Rutgers University. Read the article
Also seen in: Time, CBS, PBS' News Hour; The New York Times; BusinessWeek; ABCNEWS.com's The Numbers, and Fox News.
- Opinions from KnowledgePanel members about today's education issues were released in the 2009 Education Next–PEPG National Education Survey, conducted by Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University.
- The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) conducted their annual study – America's Civic Health Index – looking at the state of civic engagement in America; it clearly reflects the impact of the economic crisis. See the 08/27/09 New York Times article, "Volunteering Waning in Recession, Report Says."
- "Publics want more government action on climate change: Global poll" – worldpublicopinon.org (Program on International Policy Attitudes/University of Maryland), 7/30/09
- KN launches U.S. Latino panel - Daily Research News, 8/12/08
- KnowledgePanel Expansion - 5/9/13
Recorded Video - Flash Video | Slides - .pdf
- KnowledgePanel CalibrationSM: A Technique to Blend Probability and Non-probability Internet Samples - 3/1/12
Recorded Video - Flash Video | Slides - .pdf | Questions and Answers - .pdf
- Continuing the Online Panel Discussion: New Methodological Research from Knowledge Networks (2011 AAPOR paper reprise) - 10/5/11
Recorded Video – Windows Media | Slides - .pdf
- Key Issues in Research Accuracy: Sources of bias and error in online research - 04/24/08
Recorded Video – Windows Media | Slides - .pdf
- Online Panels: New Methodological Research from Knowledge Networks - 10/25/07
Recorded Video - Windows Media | Slides - .pdf
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