20: Grow Your Survey Superpowers with Kristin Williams of NineteenEleven

Episode 20 January 20, 2022 00:50:19
20: Grow Your Survey Superpowers with Kristin Williams of NineteenEleven
Heart, Soul & Data
20: Grow Your Survey Superpowers with Kristin Williams of NineteenEleven

Jan 20 2022 | 00:50:19

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Show Notes

If you do any kind of surveys, this episode is a must-listen for you. Learn how to avoid critical mistakes in what questions you chose, how you word them, the order you ask them, and the type of question format you select. Surveys are a critical source of data for organizations that serve a community, because they are one of the best ways of getting information straight from the source. But too often we don't invest enough time and skills into the survey itself. Today's guest helps us solve that. 

You can also check out her tips and tricks on survey writing here!

Dr. Kristin N. Williams is a professional sociologist with more than 15 years of social science research experience. Trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods, Kristin offers a comprehensive approach to community engagement and research.

Kristin served as the first Planning Engagement Coordinator for the City of Raleigh. During her tenure, she managed the creation of an engagement playbook, standardized the use of quality surveys, and initiated innovative outreach strategies. She continues this work at PublicInput.com, assisting clients with outreach best practices.

Through NineteenEleven Consulting, Kristin works with local, state, and federal agencies to:

Looking to learn more about surveys? Kristin recommends the Pew Research Center's introduction to survey writing: https://www.pewresearch.org/our-methods/u-s-surveys/writing-survey-questions/

When you're ready for something a little more advanced, consider Harvard's Program on Survey Research. They host a comprehensive collection of survey-related materials, including tips on how to tell a good survey contractor from a bad one: https://psr.iq.harvard.edu/book/psr-resources

And finally, Kristin's go-to book is "The Complete Guide to Writing Questionnaires: How to Get Better Information for Better Decisions" by David F. Harris.

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