1. SURVEY CREATION
The Art of Creating Meaningful Surveys
 Surveys are a data
collection tool used to
 Can be given in several
questionnaires are the
 Questions are fairly
 To obtain factual
 Useful in learning
about the past and
predicting the future.
 Aids in problem-solving
3. FOUR PARTS OF A SURVEY
 Invitation – identifies how you will invite your
participants to answer the survey.(email, website
links, personal request)
 Introduction – should state the purpose of the
survey, and why they have selected to participate.
 Question Types – deciding what type of questions
to include and responses requested.
 Close – any other additional information you wish
to share. Thank participants for their time and
4.  Allows researchers to
obtain a large amount of
data in a short period of
 Relatively inexpensive.
 Can be created quickly
and administered easily.
 Provides information that
may otherwise be
 Poor survey
construction can alter
 Answers given by
participant may not be
 Slow response time in
5. HOW SHOULD I ADMINISTER MY SURVEY??
 At Home Interviews(U.S. Census)
6. 3 TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED
 Keep it short and focused. Make sure each question
brings you closer to your goal. Be mindful of survey
takers’ time, and word the questions clearly. A good rule
of thumb is your survey should take no more than ten
minutes to complete.
 Pre-test your survey. It’s a good idea to pre-test your
survey with a few members of your intended audience.
You might uncover inconsistencies or unexpected
 Keep rating scale questions consistent. If you’re
using rating scales, use the same points system
throughout your survey. If 1 means “extremely satisfied”
and 5 means “extremely dissatisfied,” maintain this
scale for all questions.
7. POSSIBLE SURVEY IDEAS!!
 Career and College Plans
 Safety at School
 Favorite Brands
 Summer Plans
8. LETS GET STARTED!
 Log into gmail/google docs.
 Click Drive tab
 Click Create and select Forms from dropdown
 Choose Theme and Enter Questions.
 To view, click the View tab, and select Live Form.
 Print off copy and email to friends. Have fun
analyzing your responses!