Designing Surveys

Delivery mode face-to-face
Course length 90 minutes
Level all teachers and education leaders

About the course

Survey design is introduced in both the Getting Started with Action Research and the Getting Started wtih Lesson Study courses.  This session is an opportunity to learn more about this data collection method, which can be used is a range of formal and non-formal learning environments.

Teachers and educators rely on the systematic collection of information to triangulate and validate their judgements abut learner outcomes, teaching effectiveness and program evaluation.  The collection of quantitative and qualitative information from the individuals involved in or affected by a teaching strategy, activity or program is fundamental to understanding reactions to learning, as well as non-cognitive learning outcomes.


Topics to be covered

  • Setting a research question
  • Designing good survey questions
  • Considering survey types (paper-based, electronic, face-to-face)
  • Building and distributing survveys using Google forms
  • Sampling techniques (sample of convenience, random sample, etc.) (Random number generator)
  • Determining sample size (sample size calculator) (confidence level, margin of error, etc.)