NSSE Analysts Shimon Sarraf and Jim Cole will discuss ways to improve the quality of survey data during the Monday 3:50 p.m. session at this year's North East Association for Institutional Research conference in Baltimore, MD, Nov. 12-15.
Read the abstract here:
"With help from a large and diverse group of colleges and universities over the past decade, the National Survey of Student Engagement has conducted various randomized experiments aimed at improving survey response rates and minimizing missing data. This session provides an overview of this effort and a summary of major findings. Attendees will gain a better understanding of various issues that could help with developing their own surveys, including smartphone optimization, email subject lines, progress indicators, survey page length, and using learning management systems for recruitment."