Practical Survey Design: From Idea to Rough Draft in Three Steps – Pre-Conference Workshop
Registration Required: $79.00
Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Swan and Dolphin Resort
In this interactive workshop participants will take part in a three-step process to design a survey instrument that can be used for program evaluation or research.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a rough draft of a survey scale. This workshop is best for people who have very little or no experience with survey research.
The fee to participate in the Practical Survey Design pre-conference workshop is $79.
- To frame survey constructs using theory and data-driven approaches;
- To generate survey items that assess a construct and its domains;
- To select response categories that are appropriate for the specific construct.
Participants should have an idea for a survey scale(s) that they would like to develop and working knowledge of their specific content in order to fully participate in the workshop. Workshop leaders will be in touch with workshop registrants with more information.
Melissa Cater, PhD
Agricultural & Extension Education & Evaluation
Louisiana State University
Dr. Melissa Cater is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation and regional director with the LSU AgCenter. She provides administrative leadership to 12 parish offices and 3 research stations. She has extensive experience in instrument development, outcome measurement, and program evaluation. She has over ten years of evaluation experience leading statewide 4-H program evaluations and has extensive experience developing survey instruments assessing individual attitudinal and behavioral change. She has led the statewide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) evaluation, currently provides leadership to the state Centers for Disease Control High Obesity Program 1809 evaluation, and has contributed to a number of agriculture program evaluations. She has published 35 papers and 1 book chapter. Dr. Cater is actively engaged in teaching young professionals the craft of evaluation and has taught graduate level courses in program development, program evaluation, survey design, data analysis and interpretation, and data collection methods with children and youth. Her research interests include evaluation of non-formal educational programs, assessing program quality and implementation of programs, and survey design for diverse audiences.
Dr. Wenqing (Wennie) Xu received her doctoral degree in Food Safety/Food Microbiology at University of Delaware. Now, as an Assistant Professor/Consumer Food Safety Specialist at Louisiana State University, Dr. Xu addresses consumer food safety issues through applied research and extension programs. She investigates attitude, knowledge and behaviors of consumers regarding food safety in various settings. She conducts needs assessments, develops and distributes evidence-based information to communicate food safety risks, encourages sound food safety practices and strengthens food safety culture in organizations. She also develops food safety educational videos for public use.