Survey Research

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With its expert faculty, experienced staff and advanced technical facilities, the Center for Survey Research brings the best tools of social science to the service of researchers inside and outside the University of Virginia.


  • Survey design and development, survey data collection, and survey sampling
  • Statistical analyses of results
  • Field operations for surveys, telephone, in person, mail, and web-based surveys
  • Focus groups

Training for Leaders in Government

Submitted by uva-cooper-admin on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:18

The Senior Executive Institute/LEAD programs offer intensive, interactive learning for local government officials in a supportive culture at UVA’s renowned Colgate Darden School of Business. The curriculum, designed by specifically for and by senior local government managers and the faculty at UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, takes a head-on approach to the challenges of government management and leadership.

Training for Current & Aspiring Political Leaders

Submitted by uva-cooper-admin on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:16

Through a variety of programs for high school and college leaders, first-time political candidates, and influential business and community leaders, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system.


The Institute offers five distinct programs in of varying lengths, formats, and targeted to different groups.