ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops | Introduction to Questionnaire Design and Qualtrics | Jessica Pearlman and Daniel Cannity

Event date/time: 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | 107 Bartlett Hall

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS CLOSED.  Description: The first day of this workshop will provide an introduction to survey design, including both factual questions and questions designed to measure beliefs and attitudes. We will focus on techniques for designing clear, effective survey questions. We will also cover strategies to increase memory recall in survey responses. The workshop will include several exercises to give students hands on experience with questionnaire design.

In the second day of this workshop, we will cover the basics of online survey research using Qualtrics. We will begin with a short tutorial of the software, and then cover the 18 question types, survey flow, importing contact information, creating automated email communication, and survey distribution. There will be notes and discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of particular approaches to creating and distributing your survey, as well as considerations such as assumptions about the devices and ways your respondents will interact with Qualtrics. Finally, we will cover how to use Qualtrics to run basic analyses on your data, generate reports, and export the data.  

Instructor: Jessica Pearlman is the ISSR Research Methodologist. She holds a Phd in Sociology and a MS in Statistics, both from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her methodological training is multidisciplinary and includes survey design and sampling, statistics and ethnographic methods. She has worked for several years as a methodological consultant, advising faculty, graduate student, undergraduate students and non-profit organizations on the appropriate methods to use for their research projects. She has also held research positions at the consulting firm Social Policy Research and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Dan Cannity is a PhD graduate student in the department of Sociology at UMass. He also works in the Instructional Media Lab as an educational technology consultant. His research interests include internet and video game culture, digital literacy, online research and data collection, and data mining.

Questions? For more information about this or any of the ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops, please contact ISSR Methodologist Jessica Pearlman (jpearlman@issr.umass.edu).


REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS CLOSED.

Five College Students and Faculty (UMass-Amherst, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Amherst College only)

Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students…………………………..$100 / person

Five College Faculty………………………………………………………………....$200 / person

Non-Five College Students and Faculty

Non-Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students…………………………..$225 / person

Non-Five College Faculty………………………………………………………………....$325 / person

Registration note: Registration closes for each workshop 2 full business days prior to the start date. Payment of registration does not guarantee a spot in these space-limited workshops. ISSR will offer you the choice of placement on a wait-list or a refund for any workshops that are over-subscribed. If paying with departmental funds or personal checks, contact Karen Mason (mason@issr.umass.edu).

Cancellation note: In cases where enrollment is 5 or less, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop.  In cases where the registrant cancels prior to the workshop, a full refund will be given with two weeks notice, and 50% refund will be given with one week notice.  We will not be able to refund in cases where registrant does not notify us of cancellation at least one week prior to the beginning date of the workshop.