Surveys are everywhere, especially in the social, behavioral, and evaluation sciences. They are really easy to use. They are also really easy to mess up, making results useless. In this course, participants will learn the importance of good survey design, including when to use them, how to design them, and avoiding common mistakes.
This course is delivered in two interactive modules. Classes will take place online, via Zoom. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the course to all participants who successfully complete both modules.
Module 1: Survey Foundations & Development
November 30, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. EDT
In this module, we will explore when to use surveys, survey types, how to develop a project management plan for a survey, how to write good questions and format them properly, and common survey errors during the survey development process and how to correct them.
Module 2: Survey Piloting, Analysis, & Reporting
December 7, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. EDT
In this module, participants will learn different pilot testing methods for surveys, best practices for encouraging responses, and common survey errors during the piloting process and how to correct them. We will also briefly touch upon survey analysis and reporting, with a focus on best practices.