CREATING SURVEYS Second Edition: How to Create & Administer Surveys, Evaluate Workshops & Seminars, Interpret & Present Results

· Geoffrey W. Sutton

About this ebook

This is the second edition of Creating Surveys. The primary purpose of this book is to help readers create better surveys. Readers will also learn how to use surveys in research projects, present results in writing and to an audience, evaluate survey reports, and contribute as knowledgeable team members on survey projects.

Key Features of Creating Surveys

•Learning objectives for each chapter

•Concise chapter summaries

•Short chapters covering essential survey topics

•Many items to use in building your own projects

•Examples of text to introduce and close surveys

•How-to guide for evaluating workshops and seminars

•New concept list following chapter summaries

•Numerous references to online resources

•Reader’s guide to statistics and data analyses

•Information on ethics and project approval

•Examples of tables and charts for reports

•Extensive research glossary

•Extended Table of Contents

•Link to book website resources

“This resource provides practitioners and students a systematic, easy-to-read overview of what surveys are and how to use them. Even seasoned researchers could benefit from reviewing this book and keeping it handy for reference, but undergraduate and master’s students should find it particularly useful for grasping basic research constructs and designing simple survey projects.”

—Joe D. Wilmoth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Mississippi State University

“Sutton’s Creating Surveys is a treasure trove of valuable resources and easy to follow instructions that has been created to increase the validity and reliability of survey research. It is a long overdue addition to the researcher’s toolkit”

—Johan Mostert, PhD, Director of Research, CompACT

"Creating Surveys is a practical and readable handbook for researchers providing a broad look at the many facets of survey research. I highly recommend this text… He brings to life quality survey components with clear examples from a variety of topics and fields of study."

—Shonna Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education in Literacy, Education Department Chair, Evangel University

About the author

Geoffrey W. Sutton is a psychologist, author, and conference speaker. He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 1981. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where he taught courses in research methods, statistics, assessment, and the Psychology of Religion. He has more than 100 publications which include books, chapters in edited works, and articles for magazines and journals. His interests focus on moral psychology and positive psychology variables such as forgiveness, hope, and compassion.


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