Developing Surveys for the Outcomes Assessment Process. Kim Anderson Course Evaluation Subcommittee Chair Summer 2009. What is a Survey?. NOUN: pl. sur·veys (sûrv ) A detailed inspection or investigation. A general or comprehensive view.
Course Evaluation Subcommittee Chair
NOUN: pl.sur·veys (sûrv )
A detailed inspection or investigation.
A general or comprehensive view.
A gathering of a sample of data or opinions considered to be representative of a whole.
The process of surveying.
(From the American Heritage Dictionary)
Assessment instrument that measures a characteristic or attitude that ranges across a continuum of values or identifies a value or belief on a rating scale. Typically use a sampling of data to be representative of a whole that is being studied.
Distinct and Practical Purpose
If any issues arise or persist: Do not use a survey
Types of statistical analyses:
✓ Descriptive statistics (means, medians, etc.)
✓ Correlation analysis
✓ Regression and logistic regression
✓ Graphs: Bar, Boxplots, ANOVA, etc.
More nuanced analysis is possible if there is a need to
✓ demonstrate differences (ANOVA, t-test)
✓ demonstrate correlation (basic spearman’s correlations)
✓ explain causation (regression)
✓ what students believe they are learning,
✓ what alumni feel that have learned,
✓ how well employers feel graduates have been prepared.