Survey Research Services
We provide assistance with the following subjects/topics: survey construction, design, and implementation, including survey question writing, sampling methodology, pilot testing, statistical analyses, and report writing.
The wording and ordering of a question may influence the quality of the data collected in a survey. We will help you decide whether to do one or multiple surveys, how to
word and place questions within the survey(s) for maximum reliability
and validity, and provide recommendations on piloting a survey.
CITL will help you decide whether to survey the entire population or
to use sampling methods for larger populations. Samples must be selected carefully to accurately represent the population you are studying. We provide consultation on the selection of samples using probability sampling, simple random, and/or stratified sampling.
Get help with survey construction and implementation using Web Service's Web Toolbox, or other online survey tools, such Alchemer and Qualtrics. Web-based survey responses can be downloaded and formatted for use in SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
CITL Data Analytics will assist you in the creation and distribution of mail surveys. Fees apply for this service.
The overall response rate to a survey influences the representativeness of the data collected. We will help you measure response rates, determine what an acceptable response rate is for your study, and provide advice on sending follow-up communication to improve response rates.
CITL can provide instruction on the entry of survey responses for use in SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
When sampling is used, CITL will assist you in the creation of
post-stratification survey weights to ensure that the samples are
representative of the population(s).
Respondent behavior can influence the reliability or accuracy of survey
responses. When respondents do not provide answers that are fully
thought out-- referred to as shirking behavior -- this will affect the
reliability of the results. CITL will assist in the identification
and treatment of shirking behavior in survey data.
CITL will provide instruction on the coding of open-ended responses.
Access to Online Survey Tools
Open to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign community. Qualtrics account login.