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Survey Says: Master the Art of Effective Survey Design

September 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A well-designed survey can serve as a powerful tool to capture client feedback and measure program outcomes. Although some aspects of survey design may seem like common sense, there are research-based practices that are effective in addressing issues related to low response rates, bias, survey fatigue and data quality. In this workshop, we will share information that will help you learn how to effectively plan and administer surveys, learn how to apply research-based best practices to design effective surveys and plan for data analysis during the survey design process to ensure valid, reliable and useful data.

Students who attend this workshop will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a good survey project plan
  • Recognize common survey design pitfalls
  • Describe practices and principles for designing effective surveys
  • Recognize the influence of survey design on data analysis

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None, no advance preparation required
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 2 hours

Cost: $65 member/$115 non-member

Please note: Registration closes two days prior to the class date. All registrations are subject to approval.



Alicia DeVault

Dr. Alicia DeVault is an Outcomes and Evaluation Consultant with CNM. She has six years of experience leading research projects at the University level, and five years of experience in research and evaluation work with nonprofit organizations. She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, survey design, data analysis, report writing, and presenting results to both academic and applied audiences. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has experience presenting her research at national conferences. Alicia is a member of the American Evaluation Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and earned her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.


September 24, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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