Collecting Information: Survey Design Workshop
One of the most efficient ways to gather information about people is to have them complete a survey. However, for this to be successful, survey questions must be written in a way that motivates and allows respondents to provide accurate answers. Whether you are looking to create a stand-alone survey or a comprehensive series of related surveys, this workshop will teach you what it takes to create surveys that work.
This 1-day Training Workshop consists of the following topics:
- Developing a Sample Design: A critical, but often overlooked, step to using surveys involves clearly identifying who the survey will target and how those people will be accessed.
- Question Structures: The fundamental structures of questions will be discussed.
- Writing Good Questions: Techniques to improving question wording and methods of responding will be explored in detail.
- Formatting The Survey: Strategies for improving the overall layout and presentation of questions will be developed.
- Dealing With Nonresponse: You will learn how to increase participation in your survey from start to finish.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed for program and service providers, faculty, students, project coordinators, and anyone else needing to collect information from people using surveys. Primarily those new to surveys and with intermediate experience will benefit the most from this workshop. .
Why Choose ASC?
ASC has worked with community-based organizations and academic researchers for a number of years. We have developed basic satisfaction and service utilization surveys, as well as complex pre- and post-test surveys designed to meet the demands of advanced statistical analyses. ASC facilitators have also designed and taught undergraduate and graduate level research methodology courses. As a result, ASC has the experience needed to make sure all your questions are answered.
Courses and workshops focusing only on survey design are rare. Furthermore, university courses are lengthy and typically grounded in one discipline or another. Regardless of your topic of interest, this one-day course will provide you with the tools to begin developing your own surveys, as well as improve existing surveys that have been limiting your research.
In order to maximize the level of interaction you receive, our workshops are limited to a maximum number of 20 attendees. In addition, two experienced research consultants facilitate our workshops. Finally, it is important that you receive all the guidance you need. Along with time during the workshop to work on your own Program Logic Model and other activities, you are also invited to submit your own PLM for review after the workshop has ended. In other words, you will be able to develop a PLM at your own pace and submit it for a professional review at no additional cost. This is a value of $165 for FREE!