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Data Skills: Creating Data - Qualtrics

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
  • How to create a Qualtrics account
  • Resources to learn about Qualtrics
  • How to create a basic Qualtrics survey
  • Methodology tips for good survey design and common errors to avoid
  • Advanced question types and methods
  • How to manage 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.

Please note: All software installation 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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library 289 Scholars Studio
McLaughlin Library
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