FREE SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS WEBINARS IN FALL 2016
The Survey Research Laboratory is offering four webinars on survey research methodology during the fall 2016 semester. The webinars are free to University faculty, staff, and students. All webinars begin at 12:00 p.m.
ADVANCE ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE IS REQUIRED.
You will receive a reminder about the webinar for which you have registered shortly before the date. Webinar notes will be available here shortly before the webinar:
Introduction to Survey Sampling
Wednesday, October 5, noon-1pm
This webinar will cover the basics of sampling methodology: the importance of using proper sampling techniques, determining the appropriate sampling methodology, and calculating necessary sample sizes. The discussion also will include simple random sampling, cluster sampling, stratified sampling, and multistage samples.
Advanced Web Surveys
Wednesday, October 12, noon-1pm
Online surveys are becoming an increasingly popular means of collecting data. Accordingly, there has been a growing body of research that addresses best practices for all aspects of online data collection. This research includes ways to recruit potential respondents, how to visually design the questions, and other aspects of the online survey process. This webinar will cover this literature and offer recommendations for web surveys.
Conducting Focus Groups
Wednesday, October 19, noon-1pm
Focus groups are often used as a means of gathering preliminary research data or to help finalize questionnaire content for a larger study. The purposes and appropriate uses of focus groups will be discussed, along with a “how to” primer on how to administer a focus group from subject recruitment through the final report.
Preventing and Detecting Interviewer Falsification
Wednesday, October 26, noon-1pm
Interviewer falsification is an unfortunate reality of survey research. Falsification involves the interviewer’s intentional deviation from the study protocol, and can include fabricating all or part of an interview, or deviating from recruitment and consent protocols. This webinar will not only provide an overview of how falsification can be detected, but also how to prevent it through proper training and oversight. This webinar is useful for any investigator who is supervising research assistants to collect data, or who hires an external survey research organization to collect data.