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  • eStudy courses are recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants
  • Your registration for an eStudy course covers all sessions for that course
  • There will be a short homework assignment, requiring an hour or less of your time, between sessions
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eStudy 086- Developing Quality Survey Questions
eStudy 086- Developing Quality Survey Questions

Presenters:

Sheila B Robinson- Ed. D, Greece Central School District
Kimberly F Leonard- Senior Research Officer, Oregon Community Foundation

Description:

Surveys are a popular data collection tool for their ease of use and the promise of reaching large populations with a potentially small investment of time and technical resources. However, as survey fatigue grows, evaluators must be even more judicious in using surveys and craft richer, more concise, and more targeted questions to yield meaningful data. Successful survey research also requires an understanding of the cognitive processes that respondents employ in answering questions with accuracy and candor. Using rich examples and an interactive approach, facilitators will demonstrate why survey researchers must engage in a purposeful, respondent-centered survey design process in order to craft high quality questions -- arguably the most critical element of any survey.

Participants in this session will work through the survey design process through a series of activities, developing an understanding of the cognitive aspects of survey response and question design. Participants will increase their ability to craft high quality survey questions, and leave with resources to further develop their skills, including a copy of the facilitators’ updated draft checklist for crafting quality questions, soon to be published in a textbook.

Learning Outcomes:

Why a purposeful, respondent-centered survey design process is so important.
Cognitive processes involved in answering survey questions and their implications for question design.
How to identify common problems with survey questions and ways to address them.
How to craft high quality open and closed-ended survey questions with appropriate response categories.
How to employ the facilitators’ checklist to ensure the development of high quality questions

Dates and Sessions:

March 27 3:00-4:30pm (EST)

March 29 3:00-4:30pm (EST)

BIO:

Sheila is a career educator and professional development workshop facilitator whose survey design experience began with assessment design in K12 education and continued as she transitioned to becoming a program evaluator more than a decade ago. Much of her survey design work is in education, but she has also worked with corporate clients including a major publishing house. She has been an invited keynote speaker at regional and statewide conferences and teaches graduate courses in both program evaluation and professional development design and evaluation.

Kim has built, administered, and taught others about surveys for more than a decade. She is currently the Senior Research Officer at the Oregon Community Foundation where she manages evaluations of several large grantmaking initiatives, each of which includes at least one survey-based data collection component. Kim has led formal and informal workshops with large groups of nonprofit organizations as well as groups of evaluators, students, AmeriCorp Volunteers, and academic professionals. Kim has also presented and participated in panel sessions through Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN), the Oregon affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and was the 2013 President.

Sheila and Kim have been coauthoring blog articles on survey design for several years, and have recently written a text for SAGE Publications on survey design due to be published this year. The pair led two successful skill building sessions to packed rooms at Evaluation 2014 and 2015, and a sold-out pre-conference workshop at Evaluation 2017

Facilitation Experience:

Sheila is a veteran professional development provider with 20+ years’ experience designing and facilitating courses for educators, evaluators and other groups on topics including instructional strategies, survey design, data visualization, presentation design, and evaluation theory and practice.  She has been an invited keynote speaker at regional and statewide conferences (e.g., New York State Teacher Centers, Western NY Assessment Consortium). In addition, she has 10 years’ experience teaching graduate courses on both program evaluation and professional development design and evaluation (University of Rochester).

Sheila has conducted AEA Coffee Break Webinars, eStudy courses, AEA Summer Institute courses, as well as a pre-conference workshop on audience engagement strategies. Evaluation data from each is available.

Kim has led formal and informal workshops in a number of settings, most recently with large groups of nonprofit organizations who are part of multi-year, cross-site evaluations, but also with groups of evaluators, students, AmeriCorp Volunteers, and academic professionals. Kim has also presented and participated in panel sessions through Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN), the Oregon affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA); she was 2012 President-Elect and the 2013 President of OPEN.

Kim and Sheila facilitated very well attended (well over 100 participants) skill-building sessions on survey design during Evaluation 2014 and 2015, and a sold-out Pre-conference workshop on survey design at Evaluation 2017. Participant feedback from these sessions indicates that the topic remains of great interest, and that attendees appreciate Kim and Sheila’s facilitation style. The facilitators made significant changes to their survey design checklist (now part of a book in press), the key resource shared during the sessions, after each conference in response to participant feedback

Pricing:

Student Member Price- $40
Member Price- $75
Student Non-Member Price- $55
Non-Member Price- $100 

 

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eStudy 087: Nonparametric Statistics: What to Do When Your Data Breaks the Rules
eStudy 087: Nonparametric Statistics: What to Do When Your Data Breaks the Rules

eStudy 087: Nonparametric Statistics: What to Do When Your Data Breaks the Rules

Presenter:  Jennifer Catrambone, Director of Quality Improvement & Evaluation, RMR CORE Center

Description: 

So many of us have encountered situations where we simply did not end up with the robust, bell-shaped data set we thought we would have to analyze. In these cases, traditional statistical methods lose their power and are no longer appropriate. This workshop provides a brief overview of parametric statistics in order to contrast them with non-parametric statistics. Data situations requiring non-parametric statistics will be reviewed and appropriate techniques will be demonstrated using screenshots of SPSS analysis software. The instructor will demonstrate how to run the non-parametric statistics in SPSS.

Learning Outcomes:

What it means to say statistical techniques are parametric or non-parametric.

How to identify situations in which your data requires non-parametric statistics versus parametric statistics.

How to run a variety of nonparametric stats in SPSS.

How to interpret and report the results of nonparametric statistical techniques

Dates and Sessions:

April 10th, 12:00-1:30 pm (EST) 

April 12th, 12:00-1:30 pm (EST)

BIO:  

Jennifer Catrambone is the Director of Quality Improvement and Evaluation at the RMR CORE Center in Chicago.  She has worked in evaluation and statistics for 20 years both as an evaluator and as a professor of graduate and undergraduate level statistics.  She currently has a book deal with Sage Publications for a statistical manual.

Facilitation Experience:

Jennifer has taught this specific workshop over 20 times. This will be her 3rd time teaching this workshop as a webinar.

Logistics:

This real-time webinar-based eStudy workshop is broken into two 1.5-hour sessions. Each session is webinar based and will include lecture, question and answer, and opportunities for audience participation. To prepare for each session, there will be a short homework assignment such as an article to read or resource to explore.

Pricing:

Student Member Price- $40
Member Price- $75
Student Non-Member Price- $55
Non-Member Price- $100

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