This Workshop on Survey Methods in Education Research tool consists of a facilitator guide and workshop handouts. The toolkit is intended for use by state or district education leaders and others who want to conduct training on developing and administering surveys. The facilitator guide provides materials related to various phases of the survey development process, including planning a survey, borrowing from existing surveys, writing survey items, pretesting surveys, sampling, survey administration, maximizing response rates, and measuring nonresponse bias. It also contains a section on focus groups (as part of the survey development process or as a supplementary or alternative data collection method). The materials include a sample workshop agenda, presentation handouts, activities, additional resources, and suggestions for adapting these materials to different contexts. The guide and materials were created for workshops conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest. These workshops were developed in response to district and state education leaders in the REL Midwest Region who were interested in building agency capacity to design and conduct high-quality surveys. The following are appended: (1) Resources for the workshop on survey methods in education research; and (2) Glossary of terms and additional resources for the workshop on survey methods in education research.
ERIC DescriptorsAdministration, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Use, Educational Research, Focus Groups, Methods, Planning, Pretesting, Research Design, Research Tools, Research Utilization, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Sampling, Surveys
Midwest, Southwest | Publication Type: Tool | Publication
Date: April 2017