Conservation Training

Writing Effective Survey Questions

August 18, 2021

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Online

Surveys are a popular information collection tool to help coastal managers
understand their stakeholders and quickly assess large populations. Unfortunately, 
because of their popularity, many people untrained in survey creation administer 
poorly designed surveys that yield questionable results. This live, online module 
serves to provide coastal managers with best practices to write more effective
 survey questions.

You will learn how to

1.) Review and critique surveys, and identify common mistakes in question design
2.) Incorporate 25 best practices when creating survey questions
3.) Create appropriate question layout and design
4.) Identify ways to improve survey questions that yield desired data types