ISRC Current Studies

The following are studies that the Iowa Social Science Research Center is currently supporting: 


Study Name:  Hawkeye Poll- Fall 2018

Primary Investigator: Frederick J. Boehmke

Who to Contact with Questions: Frederick J. Boehmke

Project Description

The University of Iowa Poll is part of the teaching/learning mission of the University as well as a rigorously designed public opinion polling operation. The Poll provides a platform for academic research on political and public policy topics, including elections, policy issues, and attitudes and beliefs about Iowa and the national political/public policy environment. UI students get experience in survey research that connects to their academic work as they serve as trained callers and work with results in their classes.

Project or PI/Contact’s Web Site:

Contact for Questions: Frederick J. Boehmke


Study Name
Health Behaviors Incentive Program Evaluation

Primary Investigator
Natoshia Askelson

Project Description
The objective of this study is to help assess one facet of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan: the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program.  One method for evaluating the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program (HBI) has been to contact individuals who have participated in the program (or are eligible to participate) and ask them questions about their understanding of that program, the enrollment process,  their opinions of its effectiveness and other questions. The Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) is involved in this 2018 data collection effort, as it has been in past studies on this topic.

Project Website

Contact for Questions
Patrick Brady, 


Study Name
Understanding Workplace Violence Among Young Workers in the U.S.

Primary Co-investigators

  • Dr. Kimberly Rauscher (UWV)
  • Dr. Carri Casteel (UI)

Project Description
The objective of this study is to generate the first national profile of workplace violence among young workers age 14-24 with the long-term goal of informing workplace violence prevention approaches for this special population at risk. A national telephone survey will be conducted with a sample of 1000 young workers who have held a formal job in the past year.

Project Website