Good Things Come to Those Who...Ask?

Good Things Come to Those Who...Ask?

Jul 31
Kathy Partlow, Research and Grant Development Specialist
  

Thanks to the initiative of two junior faculty members in ACES, the entire college now has access to the powerful survey/questionnaire tool from Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a web based tool for creating, distributing, and analyzing survey data. Brenna Ellison (Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Consumer Economics) and Erica Thieman (Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education) both had an interest in utilizing Qualtrics for their research; however, they realized that the college could purchase an organizational site license and reach far more people, than if they subscribed individually.  So they brought the benefits of this tool to the attention of the Office of Research, who has now purchased a subscription that can be utilized by all ACES faculty, staff, and students.  This Spring Drs. Ellison and Thieman held a seminar to demonstrate some of the useful features of Qualtrics, including the ability to use various and unique question formats, collaborate during survey preparation, control distribution, and export data.

Faculty, Staff and Students have already begun using Qualtrics in the following ways:

  • Gathering survey based research data
  • Delivering information quizzes to make sure training materials are effective
  • Collecting registration information for events in real time using mobile devices
  • Satisfaction surveys
College faculty, staff or students that want to create an account and learn more about Qualtrics can find more information about how to get started here (http://research.aces.illinois.edu/content/college-site-license-available-qualtrics).
Brenna Ellison and Erica Thieman at the Qualtrics Seminar