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Lunch and Learn: How to make your own web based survey with Qualtrics at Princeton

Princeton has a sophisticated survey creation and reporting tool, and if you are part of the PU community, it could be just the tool for your next survey.

On Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, Edward Freeland and Naila Rahman talked about Qualtrics, an online survey management solution used by the Princeton University Survey Research Center. The video of the session is below. The University’s Survey Research Center needed a survey solution that was web based, online, simple to use and learn easily, sophisticated enough to do experiments, secure, and respectful of survey participants personal information. They chose Qualtrics, and have used it since July of 2010. Since that time, they have amassed 300 survey creators, 1500 surveys, and 230,000 interviews.

Rahman explained that creating a survey with Qualtrics is as easy as clicking a button and creating or copying existing questions. Survey creators can build their own surveys, copy existing surveys, or browse and select from a few survey libraries in Qualtrics. With proper formatting, you can even import your survey using an uploaded Word document. Many question types exist for surveys in the system, including multiple choice, dropdown list, single answer, multiple answer, graphics based questions, ranking style questions in which you drag and drop to rank items, and sliders & matrices for likert styled survey questions. The editor for surveys has a clean and useful wysiwyg editor, where you can add page breaks, bold or italicize text, make specific color choices, custom headers, and more.

Rahman spent some time explaining the system’s skip and display logic, where you can set rules based on survey responses to display differing content or custom survey destinations. You can also pipe text, meaning you can use a previous question response to modify an upcoming question in a survey. For instance, if you ask a respondent what their favorite color is, and they say red, you can have Qualtrics ask how much the respondent likes red specifically with a scale based question.

Survey creators can add from pre-existing question libraries such as the Princeton survey question library in the system, which holds question pools on topics like demographics. Qualtrics libraries store your messages that are sent to your samples, graphics used in your surveys, questions and other items, so that they can be re-used repeatedly. Your results are stored online, and are graphed to give you a visual representation of your data. You can export your data to Excel, and you can even schedule an emailed report of updated data and survey results. The Survey Flow features allows you to randomize or re-order either portions or the entirety of the survey. Distribution can be done via email or direct link — The Panels feature allows you to upload a CSV file with first name, last name, and email for a sample. You can manage and schedule the announcement to your survey sample directly through Qualtrics.

Rahman went into some deeper detail about the sophisticated use of Survey Flow, question types, display logic, and skip logic in Princeton’s 2010 internal survey on Family Benefits, which gave the audience a sense of the power that Qualtrics has in delivering high-quality surveys.

If you are a part of the University community, please visit http://www.princeton.edu/~psrc to get started with Qualtrics.

To get overviews and tutorials on how to use Qualtrics in 5 steps, please visit: http://www.qualtrics.com/university/researchsuite/learn-qualtrics-in-5-steps

About Princeton’s Survey Research Center:
Our Mission: The SRC’s main purpose is to assist students and faculty in designing and implementing their own survey research projects. The SRC provides consultation and guidance on study design, sampling, instrument development, data collection and data processing. The Center has a 12-station computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) facility, a library collection on survey research methods, and a network of external resources.

About Us: The Princeton University Survey Research Center (SRC) was founded in 1992 with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The SRC is a resource for Princeton University students, faculty, and administration. The SRC has three principal activities: consultation, education and project management.

ETC offerings for the week of February 12, 2012: Seminars and tech spotlight

Hi, all.

Last week we had three great ETC sponsored events take place on campus, and we recorded each of them. Below are the abstracts and results.

Tuesday February 14th – John LeMasney on promoting personal brand with Social Media.

In this session, we will discuss how companies may be searching for you and checking your posts for alignment with their organizational culture. We will discuss the different grouping methods in these social networks, and tools for managing them. We will look at privacy settings for each of these social networks, and look at conferencing tools in Facebook and Google Plus.

Wednesday, February 15,
12:00 noon

Frist Multipurpose Room B
OpenScholar at Princeton: An Academic Website Publishing Tool
Ben Johnston and Angel Brady
OpenScholar is an academic website publishing tool developed at Harvard University and built on the open source  Drupal platform.  The Educational Technologies Center, together with Web Development Services, began offering OpenScholar as a service to Princeton faculty and graduate students in August of 2011. Since that time, over 90 personal and collaborative project websites have been created. Each OpenScholar website comes with a suite of tools for publishing biographies, curriculum vitae, blog posts, publications, and more. This session will introduce the OpenScholar system, how to request a site on the system, and explore the feature of the system.  Examples of faculty profile websites, as well as project websites, will also be presented.
About the speaker:
Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist at OIT’s Educational Technologies Center and manager of the Humanities Resource Center in East Pyne.  Ben has been involved with educational technology for over ten years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.
Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center in the Educational Technology Center. Prior to coming to Princeton, she worked as an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. In 2005, she graduated with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was awarded the Frank Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education in 2007 for graduate research work performed at Virtual Reality in Medicine Lab (VRMedLab). She is a digital and traditional artist and likes to bake.

 

https://mediacentral.princeton.edu/id/1_h77t98y4
Thursday, February 16,
12:00 noon

Frist Multipurpose Room A
Mind-Mapping Tools for Teaching and Research
John LeMasney and Ben Johnston
Mind mapping is a visual organization method that has interconnecting nodes of data. Digital mind mapping applications make the process clean and portable, and come in both cloud based and desktop based forms. Come to this session to learn more about this visual information organizing method.
About the speaker: 

John LeMasney is responsible for Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton University. He has a MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University, and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of the Arts.
Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist at OIT’s Educational Technologies Center and manager of the Humanities Resource Center in East Pyne.  Ben has been involved with educational technology for over ten years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.
https://mediacentral.princeton.edu/id/1_h2vybsvf
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Lunch & Learn: Databases to Play and Watch: Exploring the Princeton University Library’s Streaming Audio and Visual E-Resources presented by Darwin Scott

Darwin’s Powerpoint: 201111_scott_streaming

Following up on a brief Lunch ‘n Learn presentation last December, Darwin Scott will devote a full session to the ins and outs of key proprietary streaming audio and visual electronic resources provided to the Princeton community by the University Library.  Learn some tips ‘n tricks on how to search these resources, make play lists and send streaming files to mobile devices, explore added text features, and much more. As in all things electronic these days, a lot has changed in a year!

Speaker bio:

Darwin Scott is the Music Librarian at Princeton’s Arthur Mendel Music Library and is the subject liaison for the Music Department and the programs in dance and theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology (specializing in medieval music) and an MLS from UCLA, where he worked in the music library for 16 years. He headed east in 1995 as the Creative Arts Librarian at Brandeis University (west of Boston) and grew into a thoroughly transplanted Yankee, fully functional with snow, New England driving, and dropped r’s by the time he came to Princeton in April 2009. Darwin is an active member of the American Musicological Society (with wide interests in music), and back in the days when he had time to practice, was a competent oboe and recorder player.

Lunch & Learn: Shana Weber on Sustainability at Princeton

Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 noon

***Oakes Lounge, Whig Hall***

Using Technology to Communicate Sustainability

Shana Weber

Shana will be talking about the sustainability effort at Princeton, and how technology plays a role in that effort.

About the speaker:

Shana Weber is the sustainability manager in the University’s facilities department.Weber served as a faculty member and as director for campus and community programs at Santa Clara University’s Environmental Studies Institute from 2002 to 2005. She has been co-producer and contributing science editor since 2005 for “EcoTalk,” a nationally syndicated interview format radio program dedicated to environmental sustainability.At Princeton, she is responsible for helping the University as a whole to improve its environmental performance and to facilitate its emergence as a leading example of sustainability among institutions of higher education. She works with students, faculty and staff to diminish the University’s ecological footprint by coordinating improvements in energy efficiency, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and waste, supporting local businesses, improving public awareness of University sustainability efforts, encouraging creative collaboration and dialogue, developing University-wide policies and engaging the University community in the national sustainability discussion.

The Productive Scholar: Lecture Capture on the Fly presented by Angel Brady

Thursday, October 6,
12:00 noon

***Oakes Lounge, Whig Hall***
Lecture Capture on the Fly:
Lecture Capture Apps

Angel Brady

Many great points and conversations come up during a lecture that faculty and students would like to revisit. You can easily record your lecture audio with a device such as the iPad using apps that are readily available for download with little equipment setup required . We will explore the different apps available for the iPad (and other mobile devices) and their features.
About the speaker:

Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Link to presentation: https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dmx9k2p_403gc2f8gg

 

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