CESSI - CENTER OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY
Surveys in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries of Central Asia, Caucasus, Eastern and Central Europe. We collect social information used by academicians, politicians, journalists, social analysts, marketing, advertising and HR experts.
Personal face-to-face interviews at homes, PAPI and CAPI, on probability random national or regional samples; personal interviews with different target groups, business-to-business, stakeholders and expert community. Surveys in in any region of Russia or other post-Soviet counties using wide network of experienced interviewers.
Telephone interviews (CATI) national and regional on dual-frame samples of mobile and stationary phones, with general population or special target groups. Several Survey Call Centers across the country: different time zones, large number of high quality interviews simultaneously.
Online self-administrative or interviewer-assisted online interviews across all Russia and other countries, among special target groups, online diaries, testing concepts, texts, advertising materials. We also conduct surveys in the form of online forums, whiteboards and chats.
Central location tests and interviews, surveys in-stores (public catering, shopping centers, financial institution, transportation centers, exhibitions) using tablets and other methods. Surveys are conducted in Russia or any other place of post-Soviet region.
CLT, IN-HALL, IN-STORE SURVEYS
Focus-groups, in-depth interviews, cognitive interviews, interviews in dyads and triads (couples, family, friends, community, experts), mini-groups, online focus-groups and interviews, using projective methods, role games, brain storming methods, psychological tests. Surveys are conducted in CESSI professional facilities in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Kyiv with the equipment for online transmission, and partners’ facilities in many other regions. We employ several experienced moderators, group of professional transcribers and high quality simultaneous translators, qualitative data analysts for preparation of reports – topline, extensive analytical reports and practical recommendations.
FOCUS-GROUPS, IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS
Testing products (taste, smell, consumer properties and traits, sounds and visual stimulus) monadic, sequential, comparative. We product the research and testing support for developing new products, testing it on large as well as small groups.
TESTS AND LABORATORIAL RESEARCH
Diaries and autobiographic methods including online interviews, observations – home visits, accompanied shopping, accompanied daily activities, observation of behavior in different circumstances including eye-tracking, emotion register, video- and photo-research reportages.
Mobility and communication maps, mobility behavior, diaries of daily moves, research of trade territories, competition maps.
WE CONDUCT SURVEYS AMONG
Surveys of different social groups – youth, Internet-users, parents, trend setters, consumers of particular products/ services/ brands
General population surveys on random samples – national, regional, municipal
STAKEHOLDERS AND EXPERTS
Professional groups – medical professionals, academicians and education, architects, urban planners, IT specialists and other professionals
Government officials, regulators, multilateral organizations
Civic society, NGOs, interests groups
Mass media, bloggers, influencers, opinion leaders
Corporate clients, consumers, partners
Corporate professionals (sales, purchasing, marketing, HR)
Longitudinal surveys (1993-1999) aiming to study the impact of socio-economic and political transformations of 1990s in Russia on subjective and objective indicators of living conditions and quality of life.
The survey “Public demand for fairness”
This project is continuation of many years work on studying the issues of fairness in Russian society conducted by CESSI in the cooperation with leading Russian and international experts and research centers. Recent survey of 2019 uncovers the issue of understanding fairness among Russian public, main domains of unfairness, criteria used to make fairness judgments in different life situations.
Russian Social survey (RSS) on the program of European Social survey (ESS)
RSS is academic survey of attitudes, opinions, values and behavior of Russian population in comparison with population of other European countries conducted bi-annually since year 2006. RSS uses the same survey program as European Social Survey, the data of RSS is fully comparable with data from other European countries included in ESS.
Monitoring global issues, ecological attitudes and social responsibility
Comparative trend cross-national survey in 25 countries is coordinated by GlobeScan (Canada). It is conducted annually since 1998 and based on general population probability samples. The survey includes the evaluation of ecological attitudes, ecological behavior, views on ecological responsibility, evaluating the performance of multinational companies and industries on sustainable development, measuring awareness, attitudes and evaluation of global issues and challenge.
Comparative cross-national trend survey of attitudes, behavior, living conditions and quality of life in post-Soviet countries. This academically-driven project initiated by CESSI is based on cross-sectional national surveys of general population in 12 countries of the former Soviet Union. Surveys are conducted each 4-5 years since 2003.
Cost of Living Survey
Cost of living survey and the Regional Index of cost of living helps HR professionals to plan compensation and benefits polices, introduce timely changes and indexation. Index reflects the dynamic of prices for goods and services included in standard consumer basket for different groups of population including employees of large companies. It helps to estimate the cost of living differences between cities and regions.