1. What does SHEA stands for?
SHEA stands for the Survey of Health, Education, and the Arts. It is a research project to develop and complete a comprehensive assessment of the experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of Harris County residents with regard to central issues affecting the arts, education, and community health in the Houston area, and to host a national conference to explore the implications of the survey findings.
2. Who leads this research project?
The SHEA study is developed by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. Professor Stephen L. Klineberg is the principal investigator of this research project. Ms. Jie Wu oversees this research and take responsibility to implement the details of the project.
3. How were the topics and survey questions selected?
Click here for a list of survey topics.
4. Why the geographic sampling area is in Harris County, not including Fort Bend County or Montgomery County?
We will concentrate on Harris County, since almost 70 percent of everyone in this vast, ten-county, multi-centered metropolitan region (the model example of an "MCMR") still reside in Harris County.
5. Who will be interviewed?
The survey is aiming for 1,250-1,500 respondents in Harris County to participate in each survey, in order to be able to get a wide range of people in terms of age, ethnicity, income, and to be zero in the differences among the area residents.
6. What languages do you conduct the interviews in?
The survey will be conducted in English and Spanish.
7. What does "back-translation" and "reconciliation of discrepancies" mean?
It requires two bilingual translators. One translates the English version of the questionnaire into Spanish; while the other who has never seen the English version will translate the Spanish version into English. Then we try to figure out the discrepancies and try to find the right wording of the questions.
8. Where does the funding come from?
The SHEA study is majorly funded by the Houston Endowment, Inc.
9. Who conducted the interviews?
10. Where can I get the access to the key findings from the survey?
Click here to get the key findings from the surveys.
11. Whom shall I contact if I want more information regarding the SHEA study?
Please call 713-348-4132 for more information, or email us at email@example.com. You may also write to us at:
The Kinder Institute for Urban Research, MS 208
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
- Last updated on November 29, 2011