Assistance & Support
Survey Research Planning Guide
The goal of survey research is to create surveys that are user friendly, well designed, and ask the right questions. The systematic collection of data becomes able to drive analysis towards reliability and validity.
The Research Planning Guide is available to assist with the survey planning process. The Guide identifies three stages in the survey research, their characteristics, and suggests a time frame for the process. The stages are available in chart form and are summarized below:
Stage One: Planning and Designing a Survey
The time frame for this stage can be from 2 to 4 weeks. The process includes the following steps:
Stage Two: Data Collection
Data collection, usually completed in 2 to 8 weeks, is a process that:
Note: A example of a survey process, including design and data collection, is described in section Survey Resource
Stage Three: Reporting of Results
The reporting of results is generally completed within a 4 to 8 week time period. Prepare:
Faculty, administrators, and staff are available to provide assistance and support throughout the stages of survey design and administration. They are identified in the Resource Personnel section below.
Research Approval Process
Researchers communicate with the Institutional Research Board (IRB) to seek approval prior to beginning a research study involving human subjects in any way. More information is available at http://www.callutheran.edu/irb/
The following Cal Lutheran personnel are available to support the survey process in the following areas: