Introduction to Questionnaire Design for Impact Evaluation


SocietyM Meeting Room at CitizenM Hotel, London Bankside.
20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ, United Kingdom

This practically focused workshop introduces the principles of questionnare design and offers step-by-step guidance on developing quality questionnaires for impact evaluation, in a way even non-evaluators can appreciate. Different question types you can use are reviewed, along with their strengths and weaknesses. While a look forward to the data collection and analysis stages will be included, the emphasis in this workshop is good principles for survey design, with a focus on impact. Attending this workshop will help you address the following questions:

  • How do I start the process of developing an accurate impact evaluation questionnaire?
  • Why use questionnaires for impact evaluation?
  • How can I design a good impact evaluation based on collecting questionnaire data?
  • What are my options for gathering qualitative and quantitative impact data with questionnaires?
  • How do I avoid common pitfalls in questionnaires design for impact evaluation?
  • How do I develop a good question and response options for my impact evaluation questionnaire?
  • How do I pilot test my survey?
  • How can looking ahead to my analysis inform my questionnaire design decisions?
  • How can I use technology to save time and resources when conducting my questionnaire-based impact evaluation?

Eric Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management School of Administrative Studies, York University.

Eric Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, where his research uses survey and interview-based research methods to increase disaster preparedness, help inform science policy and support public engagement with science. Currently, he is leading the national COVID-19 Social Impacts Survey in Canada, a longitudinal project tracking impacts of the coronavirus through survey and interview-based methods. He also runs an International coordination working group on best practices in COVID-19 survey research.

Qualitative Methods
Survey Design
Interview Design

Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen is an internationally-recognised 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 in evaluation of impact and quality of experience. He has advised leading cultural institutions and universities including the University of Cambridge, National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, University of Cambridge Museums, Oxford University Museums, Exploratorium, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK).

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.

Location

20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ, United Kingdom

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Eric Kennedy
Eric Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management School of Administrative Studies, York University.

Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen is an internationally-recognised social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.