Search Results for Tag: Surveys

How to Annoy Your Survey Participants in Six Easy Steps

As a researcher, I end up asking a lot of people to participate in surveys I’m doing and studies I’m conducting. As such, I feel compelled to reciprocate whenever someone out there is asking for help in a similar vein. Thus, when a survey from one of my alma maters landed in my in box, […]

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Survey Asks Questions About Scholarly Journal Use

How, as a researcher, do you find and then use information in your work? This has been a question Carol Tenopir, a chancellor’s professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been asking in a series of surveys for decades. In this year’s survey, Tenopir is looking specifically at your […]

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Video: Avoiding Bad Survey Design

“Bad questionnaire design is really the bane of my professional existence. It is immensely frustrating. It is something we see, unfortunately, a lot …” So starts Julia Clark, senior vice president for Ipsos Public Affairs, a for-profit research agency, as she discusses bad survey design. While the flaws she identifies in this SAGE Research Methods […]

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What Does That Chocolate Milk Survey Tells Us About Methods?

It’s been all over the news lately: a survey by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy suggests that 7 percent of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The takeaway of much of this reporting is that Americans are science illiterate as well as uninformed about how their food is produced. This interpretation […]

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Archived Webinar: Survey Tips for Librarians

Earlier this month, SAGE Publishing held the webinar Survey Tips for Librarians with survey research expert and University of British Columbia professor Lesley Andres. In it, she shared tips on creating and deploying effective surveys, and explained how librarians can use surveys to better understand how patrons are using the library and what resources they may […]

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