The purpose of this session is to help you become more data-driven in a very practical way using low-cost surveys. We will discuss:
- When do I need a survey?
- How do I create a survey?
- What do I do with the results?
During the session, we will cover some basic approaches to conducting surveys and tools your organization can use to implement surveys that can fit within your day to day activities. We will also discuss how and why these tools are important and ways they can impact your management and service delivery. Finally, we will present practical examples of simple surveys that your organization can implement using tools like Google Form, which are available for free on the internet.
David Wittenburg is a disability researcher from Mathematica and a member of the board for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Mercer-Burlington County. His professional experience at Mathematica is in evaluating strategies for improving outcomes for youth transitioning into adulthood. He has over 20 years of experience in leading research projects that evaluate service delivery and program strategies to promote independent living outcomes, especially employment. See LinkedIn feed: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-wittenburg-2651216/
Cleo Jacobs Johnson
Cleo Jacobs Johnson specializes in early childhood education and family support research. Her experience includes data collection for large multi-site evaluations, including Building Strong Families, as well as the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey. As survey director for Parents and Children Together, she oversees data collection on this large-scale, multisite, random assignment evaluation of grant programs that aim to strengthen and support responsible fatherhood, healthy relationships, and marriage.