10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST / 2pm AST / 2:30pm NST
Whether at the end of an hour workshop, a summative look back at an orientation program or a year long experience in a residence, surveys remain a cornerstone of our assessment efforts across student affairs. But while we often spend a great deal of time planning learning experiences, we don’t always dedicate an appropriate amount of time developing a survey to help us assess them. In this session Kathleen and Jeff will go through surveys from defining an objective to data collection. We will provide a brief checklist to evaluate questions for possible bias and resources and recommendations to consider when choosing which (whether) to include personal identifying questions. If you have a survey you are working on, please ‘bring’ a survey you’ve used or plan on using to the session.
Jeff Burrow, PhD., Manager: Assessment & Analysis
University of Toronto
Kathleen Clarke, PhD., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Wilfrid Laurier University
1. Articulate a problem of practice or research questions you want to answer using a survey;
2. List 3 sources/resources you might go to for existing questions;
3. Evaluate survey question items and recommend ways to better write more valid and effective survey items (demographic and personal identity);
4. Consider the trade-offs of different data/survey collection approaches;
5. Identify primary and secondary audiences for your survey results.
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