Event box

Designing Surveys

This workshop provides an overview of designing and implementing a survey. It covers best practices of survey design, writing quality questions, and practical demonstration of how to implement the survey in Qualtrics.

This workshop is the first in a two workshop sequence on surveys. Recruiting sample for the survey, gathering survey responses, and analyzing results are not part of this session, but are covered in the “Collecting and Analyzing Survey Results” workshop.

This content is applicable to individuals using surveys for research purposes and for administrative purposes.

Software Used: an account with Yale’s instance of Qualtrics


This workshop covers:

  • why use surveys
  • key considerations in designing surveys
  • guidelines for creating good survey questions
  • implementing the survey on the Qualtrics survey platform

See more about this workshop and access materials at http://statlab.yale.edu/workshops/survey1/

During this Workshop

Participants will be able to download materials for the workshop and are encouraged to listen, practice, and interact as it suits their learning style.

The sessions will conclude with exercises with instructional staff available for help.

Preparing for this Workshop

This workshop is designed for attendees who have the following:

  • a Yale NetID to use lab machines or personal computer
  • a Yale NetID to access Yale’s license for the Qualtrics survey tool
  • basic experience with the Windows OS (if using a lab computer)

In order to provide the best learning experience possible, we ask that you arrive before the scheduled start-time of the workshop. Arriving more than 5 minutes late may make it difficult to catch up with the other participants.

Please email statlab@yale.edu with any questions about this workshop.

This workshop will not be recorded, but session materials will be openly available at http://statlab.yale.edu/workshops/survey1/

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30pm - 8:00pm
KBT C27 (Computer Classroom) Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Science Hill
  Digital Scholarship     StatLab  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Jonathan Olmsted