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Survey resources

Assistance

The UW Office of Educational Assessment provides survey support services to faculty and departments at UW Seattle on a cost recovery basis. Please contact surveys@uw.edu for more information.

Survey tools

UW Catalyst WebQ

Qualtrics survey software

Policies and Regulations

UW Human Subjects Division
http://www.washington.edu/research/hsd/

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/laws-regulations/

Professional Organizations

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
http://www.aapor.org/Home.htm

References

General

Czaja, R. & Blair, J. (2005). Designing surveys: A guide to decisions and procedures. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., & Christian, L. M. (2014). Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method, 4th Edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 528 p.

Fink, A. (2013). How to Conduct Surveys: A Step-by-Step Guide. 5th edition. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Groves, R. M., Fowler, F. J., Couper, M., Lepkowski, J. M., Singer, E., & Tourangeau, R. (2009). Survey Methodology. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 487 p. (Online access for UW users.)

Kelley, K., Clark, B., Brown, V., & Sitzia, J. (2003). Good practice in the conduct and reporting of survey research. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 15(3), 261-266.

Trochim, W. M. K. (2006). Survey research. Research Methods Knowledge Base (online resource).

Wikipedia. Survey methodology.

Questionnaire design

Bradburn, N. M., Sudburn, S. & Wansink, B. (2004). Asking questions: The definitive guide to questionnaire design. San Francisco, CA: Jossey‚ÄźBass.

Fowler, F.J., Jr. (1995). Improving Survey Questions: Design and Evaluation. Applied social research methods series, no. 38. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Pew Research Center. Questionnaire design.

UW Office of Educational Assessment, Tips for Writing Questionnaire Items.

Response rate

Dey, E. L. (1997). Working with low survey response rates: The efficacy of weighting adjustments. Research in Higher Education, 38(2), 215-227.

Heerwegh, D. & Loosveldt, G. (2006). Personalizing e-mail contacts: Its influence on web survey response rate and social desirability response bias. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 19(2), 258-268.

Lipka, S. (2011). Want data? Ask students. Again and again. Chronicle of Higher Education.