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
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
Allows researchers to
obtain a large amount of
data in a short period of
Can be created quickly
and administered easily.
Provides information that
may otherwise be
construction can alter
Answers given by
participant may not be
Slow response time in
HOW SHOULD I ADMINISTER MY SURVEY??
At Home Interviews(U.S. Census)
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.
POSSIBLE SURVEY IDEAS!!
Career and College Plans
Safety at School
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!