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Institutional Research

Surveys and Accounts

Qualtrics

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness facilitates program evaluation in part by managing a web-based survey system for campus users. The system allows us to gather and analyze custom survey data from audiences of interest, both on and off campus. The survey platform we use is Qualtrics, which is an excellent tool for creating, distributing and reporting online surveys for instruction and research-oriented activities.

If you are planning on developing and administering a web-based survey, we will gladly walk you through the steps of registering for an EMU Qualtrics account and/or designing your survey in that platform. Please read the guidelines below for requesting and administering surveys at EMU.

Requesting a Qualtrics Account

You will need an EMU Qualtrics account to access the platform and build your survey.

Step 1 – Read the Web-Based Survey Policy, which defines who may request surveys, describes the scheduling of surveys, and outlines relevant practices regarding the rights of human subjects in research.

Step 2 – Review the EMU survey calendar for a sense of what other surveys are scheduled by others in the EMU community.

Step 3 – Request an EMU Qualtrics account by filling out our online Account Request Form.

If you have a question about Qualtrics, please first make use of these great Qualtrics Training Resources(including videos) available on the Qualtrics website. Their “Basic Building and Distributing Webinar” is a great way to introduce yourself to the system.

Please note: do not create an account at www.qualtrics.com, since these accounts have limits on the numbers of surveys and responses, and do not allow you to share or collaborate with other GC Qualtrics users.

Working with IR to Administer a Survey

Step 1 – Read the Web-Based Survey Policy, which defines who may request surveys, describes the scheduling of surveys, and outlines relevant practices regarding the rights of human subjects in research.

Step 2 – Review the EMU survey calendar for a sense of what other surveys are scheduled by others in the EMU community.

Step 3 – Request a web survey by filling out our online Survey Request Form. Please make your request at least three weeks ahead of the date you would like it to launch, to give time for scheduling, editing and review.

Resources

For more information, check out the Survey Tips or contact the IR Office.