Fees (January 2015)
Fees. Scholars may apply (see below) for time on TAPS. The fee has two parts: a base fee and a fee based upon survey time. The base fee is $1,500. The fee for survey time is $1500 per minute. With typical LIkert-type questions, about four questions per minute may be asked. Time may be distributed over multiple waves.
Base fees include the following deliverables:
- Data in a standard format (STATA, SPSS, Excel), a codebook in Word, weights, and documentation on sample details.
- Up to 15 variables of demographic and other variables (party identification), to be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
- Responses to questions asked in previous surveys are available when the data are not committed to other investigators.
- Data from previous public releases.
Panel Designs. TAPS has a panel design that should be exploited by investigators. The base prices apply to both cross-sectional and panel designs. For example, a five-minute battery of questions that is repeated at four different times is a 20-minute survey.
Special Fees. TAPS directors work with investigators to establish prices for projects that require special programming or other staff support, such as projects that involve streaming media.