Category Archives: Surveys

Survey Guidelines, Part 3: The Social Context of Surveys

(Originally posted: Friday, December 13th, 2013) Surveys, like all evaluations, take place in a social and political context. Here are some guidelines for navigating these dynamics in the context of surveys: 1. Always include the people in charge of a … Continue reading

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Survey Guidelines, Part 2: Survey Questions

(Originally posted: Friday, December 13th, 2013) In Mail and Internet Surveys, the authors state that surveys consist of two languages: the language of words and the language of navigational layout. This post addresses the former. In Asking Questions, the authors … Continue reading

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Survey Guidelines, Part 1: Survey Design

(Originally posted: Friday, December 13th, 2013) When it comes to surveys, colleges and universities have many options. The Association for Institutional Research lists 251 instruments and surveys. Surveys are appealing because researchers can reach large audiences and, with new advances … Continue reading

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