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RIA #27: Lydia Newton on Survey Design & Recruitment


Lydia Newton

Lydia Newton

On this episode, Katie is joined by Lydia Newton, Senior Research Assistant for the Survey Research Center at Oregon State University. In this role, Lydia specializes in questionnaire construction and design, data collection and reduction, and experiments in survey methodology. She also provides consulting services for students and faculty in writing questionnaires and implementing surveys. 

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Survey Planning [00:00-8:30]

In this first segment, Lydia shares some best practices when starting to plan a survey study.

Segment 2: Survey Recruitment [8:31- 20:12]

In segment two, Lydia shares some of the components to consider when planning for survey recruitment.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Survey Design [20:13-30:44]

In segment three, Lydia shares some of her experience and suggestions regarding effective survey design.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip # 1: Four Types of Total Survey Errors  [00:00-3:41]

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