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ERIC Number: ED567752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
Survey Methods for Educators: Selecting Samples and Administering Surveys (Part 2 of 3). REL 2016-160
Pazzaglia, Angela M.; Stafford, Erin T.; Rodriguez, Sheila M.
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands
This guide describes a five-step collaborative process that educators can use with other educators, researchers, and content experts to write or adapt questions and develop surveys for education contexts. This process allows educators to leverage the expertise of individuals within and outside of their organization to ensure a high-quality survey instrument that meets the policy or practice goals of the organization. Examples from collaborative survey development projects are highlighted for each step. The five-step collaborative survey development process is: (1) Step 1: Identify topics of interest; (2) Step 2: Identify relevant, existing survey items; (3) Step 3: Draft new survey items and adapt existing survey items; (4) Step 4: Review draft survey items with stakeholders and content experts; and (5) Step 5: Refine the draft survey with pretesting using cognitive interviewing. This guide is the second in a three-part series of survey method guides for educators. This guide covers sample selection and survey administration. The first guide in the series covers survey development, and the third guide in the series covers data analysis and reporting. The following are appended: (1) Additional survey sampling and administration resources; (2) Using Microsoft Excel to obtain a random sample; (3) Sample survey invitation; and (4) Sample survey reminder. [For "Survey Methods for Educators: Collaborative Survey Development (Part 1 of 3). REL 2016-163," see ED567751. For "Survey Methods for Educators: Analysis and Reporting of Survey Data (Part 3 of 3). REL 2016-164," see ED567753.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (ED); National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED); Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
IES Funded: Yes
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: IES12C0009