Introduction to Qualtrics Surveys -Creating Data | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Introduction to Qualtrics Surveys -Creating Data

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Library 289


Many researchers, administrators, and service providers use surveys to collect data. Really, who hasn’t created a survey? With the tools available to us, it is easy to create and distribute a survey. However, there are a number of important issues to consider when creating a survey. In particular, it is paramount to have a clear idea of your intention for both the process and the result before you begin. What is your research question, what will you do with the data that is collected, what decisions or actions will this data guide? In this session, we will use Qualtrics, our online survey software, to explore the fundamentals of survey creation.

We will explore:

                Developing a clear plan

                Resources to learn about Qualtrics

                How to create a basic Qualtrics survey

                Methodology tips for good survey design and common errors to avoid

                How to access your survey results

Before you attend this workshop, you will need to create a Qualtrics account. To create an account please go to the Qualtrics Account Creation page. You will need to use your University of Guelph central login credentials (same as your UofG email username and password). If you have any issues, please submit a Help Request.

You will need to bring a laptop to this session.

Please note: All software installation and account creation must be done before the workshop, please ensure that you followed any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class we will not be able to troubleshoot software set up during class time. If you have any issues, please contact the IT Help Desk.

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