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Survey Best Practices

Implementation of an effective survey can be complex. Issues such as developing valid questions, identifying adequate sample sizes and implementing other best practices should all be taken into account as you develop your survey. To provide some basic assistance, we have put together some Best Practices.

However, you may wish to consult with other campus resources before, during and/or after your survey implementation. If so, we encourage you to click on Survey Resources.

General Guidelines

Tips for Effective Questions

Tips for Effective Sampling and Response Generation

General Guidelines

The Qualtrics Survey Hosting Service will only be helpful if used carefully. Simply sending surveys to everyone will soon train people to delete every survey message they receive. Be discerning in your decision to survey campus stakeholders; do not simply send to everyone. Remember, you are one of dozens, if not hundreds, of people using this tool to collect information.

Tips for Effective Questions

Tips for Effective Sampling and Response Generation