Introduction to Survey Design for Evaluation

This workshop introduces concepts that address how, why and when to use surveys for evaluation and how to avoid common pitfalls in survey design. This workshop will provide the soft, practically focused introduction that even non-evaluators can appreciate.
with Dr. Eric Jensen

Children’s Museum of Denver, Denver, USA

About This Workshop

This workshop introduces concepts that address how, why and when to use surveys for evaluation and how to avoid common pitfalls in survey design. This workshop will provide the soft, practically focused introduction that even non-evaluators can appreciate.

  • Why use surveys for evaluation?
  • When you shouldn’t use surveys for evaluation.
  • How to develop a "good" survey question and response options.
  • Using open-ended questions in your survey.
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls in survey design: How to spot a bad survey question and response options.
  • Guidance on looking ahead to your analysis as a way to inform survey design decisions.
  • Deciding whether to use online or iPad-based surveys.
  • Pilot testing your survey.

For further detail about the event, download the draft program.

Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick.
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Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Readings will be provided to registered participants electronically in advance of the workshop

Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Location

Children's Museum Denver, United States


2015-10-12 9:00:00 2015-10-12 16:00:00 Europe/London Introduction to Survey Design for Evaluation This workshop introduces concepts that address how, why and when to use surveys for evaluation and how to avoid common pitfalls in survey design. This workshop will provide the soft, practically focused introduction that even non-evaluators can appreciate. Why use surveys for evaluation? When you shouldn’t use surveys for evaluation. How to develop a "good" survey question and response options. Using open-ended questions in your survey. Avoiding the common pitfalls in survey design: How to spot a bad survey question and response options. Guidance on looking ahead to your analysis as a way to inform survey design decisions. Deciding whether to use online or iPad-based surveys. Pilot testing your survey. For further detail about the event, download the draft program. Children's Museum Denver, United States Methods For Change [email protected]
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