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academiaKnowledge Networks conducts both cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys for a broad spectrum of academics – economists, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, health researchers, etc. – who require high-quality survey data.  Projects range from one-time surveys, to multiple waves with cross-sectional samples, to longitudinal surveys spanning several waves across a couple of years.  The samples may draw from the general population or from those meeting certain demographic requirements, health characteristics, or other unique criteria.  Some researchers require a few hundred or several thousand interviews with a nationally representative sample (see, for example, the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey), while others focus on particular geographic regions or even state-level populations (from states with larger populations).  Researchers' designs often require additional features, such as random assignment of sample to different treatments, audio and/or video integrated into surveys, measurement of item response time at the millisecond level, or the inclusion of Spanish-language survey-takers (to be fully representative of U.S. Latinos). Academics may supplement their surveys via KN's qualitative research capabilities, including online focus groups or town hall meetings, video questions and answers, moderated probing, and in-depth telephone interviews.

Professors and students may be able to conduct surveys with KnowledgePanel for free, through the TESS (Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences) Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.  To do so, submit a 5-page proposal to TESS (http://tess.experimentcentral.org/) for a survey that incorporates an experimental design.  Recipients may supplement their TESS funding at a special competitive price offered for TESS-approved studies.

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Charles DiSograDiSogra, 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

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JAMA has covered two articles by Katherine Harris of RAND et al, citing findings from their studies for the CDC:


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)

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS-KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS
2010 MID-TERM ELECTION POLLS

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AP-YAHOO! NEWS ELECTION SURVEYS
CONDUCTED BY KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS

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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

 

FEATURED PRESS RELEASES AND liNKS

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George Mason University and Yale University

CHILDREN'S HEALTH POLL

Univ of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health & KnowledgePanel®

Read all NPCH reports

 

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