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Learn about best practices in survey design including how to get input from your community and effective strategies to reach non-users. This webinar guide will help you draft and distribute surveys and analyze raw data in meaningful ways. We’ll also cover

How to Create Surveys that Generate Useful DataLearn about about best practices in survey design including how to get input from your community and effective strategies to reach non-users. This webinar will help you draft and distribute surveys and analyze raw data in meaningful ways. We’ll also discuss when not to use a survey (and what to use instead). Following the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Develop an effective survey for strategic planning and project/program evaluation.
  • Select and use a free online tool for survey distribution.
  • Distill actionable information from surveys to support continuous improvement.

Presented by Michelle Eberle, MLS Consultant

This webinar contributes to the MLS Strategic Plan goals of future-readiness, assessment/advocacy, and cultivating a strong Massachusetts library community.

Recommended Reading:

Helpful Resources

Design Surveys

Explore Existing Data and Trends

Online Survey Tools

Analyze Survey Data

Share Your Survey Results

Survey Examples

Other Approaches 

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