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Creating Surveys

CREATING & ADMINISTERING THE SURVEY

STEP 1: Identifying Information You Are Looking For

Make a list of the information your group would like to receive from the survey (4). Write down what your goals are for each piece of information and why finding it out is necessary. Ask yourselves what is most important for you to find out. This will help you narrow down what to ask and which questions to use. Often times a survey becomes too long and you will need to cut out many questions. Taking the time to prioritize the information you are looking for will help if you need to shorten your survey.Prioritize things that give you information to support your argument and the goals of your campaign.

Take time editing and re-editing the list.

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4- Suggestion from Annette Bernhardt, Senior Policy Analyst, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University.

A project of the DataCenter's Economic Justice Program, May 2004.

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CONTENTS

Introduction

Glossary


Surveys to Support Campaigns


Survey Planning:

1. Why survey?
2. Time & Resources
3. Type of Survey
4. How many surveys?
5. Language
6. Safety
7. Reaching respondants

Creating Surveys:
1: Create Info List
2: Design Survey
3: Test Survey
4: Train Interviewers
5: Analyze Data

Evaluating the Survey Process


Sources & Resources


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