Designing Student Surveys

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Designing Student Surveys

How to get meaningful responses from students

3 hours


In this live online workshop, we will explore the essential principles and techniques for designing student surveys that effectively capture their feedback and insights. Whether you’re looking to assess student satisfaction, gather input on curriculum and instruction, or measure student well-being, this workshop will equip you with the skills to design surveys that elicit valuable responses.

Through practical examples and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to formulate clear and engaging survey questions that are age-appropriate and relevant to students’ experiences. We will discuss strategies for maximizing survey response rates and ensuring student confidentiality.

Additionally, we will delve into data analysis techniques and best practices for interpreting student survey results. You will gain valuable insights on how to use the feedback collected from students to inform decision-making and improve educational experiences.

This live workshop gives you the opportunity to develop your survey in a supportive environment with other professionals and direct engagement with the trainer. When you register for this training workshop, you will receive the following:

  • Live 3-hour online workshop on survey design led by Dr. Eric Jensen
  • Useful resources you can borrow and adapt for your work
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Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in sociology. Author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE), Dr. Jensen brings extensive methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods social research and evaluation. Jensen has been working in science communication research and practice since 2001, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Ethics and Equity Issues Relating to Biotechnology.

Jensen has delivered hundreds of training workshops on evaluation methods and evidence-based science communication, as well as leading and consulting on projects large and small on public engagement with research, impact evaluation, socially responsible research and environmental communication. Jensen’s latest book is Science Communication: An introduction.

In addition to being Director of Research at The Institute for Methods Innovation, he is a professor at the University of Warwick (on a career break), a visiting research scientist at the University of Illinois working on a Sloan Foundation-funded project on research software policy and a senior researcher at the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

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