Analyzing and Understanding Survey Data
Friday, January 4
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rose Library 5211
Does survey data sit for months on end without analysis and interpretation? Finding the most efficient and meaningful ways to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative survey data can be a struggle. This co-facilitated workshop will take a two-pronged approach to understanding and interpreting survey data. Facilitators will discuss simple statistical strategies for quantitative analysis and clever approaches to analyzing open-ended qualitative comments. Participants will practice developing competencies in both areas.
- Learn simple statistical strategies for quantitative analysis of survey data.
- Learn approaches to analyzing open-ended qualitative comments.
- Consider ways to conceptualize survey analysis in a “mixed methods” approach.
- Practice developing new competencies in both areas.
Cara Meixner, Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology; Assistant Director, CFI
Sam Prins, Associate Professor, Department of Math and Statistics, Faculty Associate, CFI
Dr. Cara Meixner returned to her beloved James Madison University in 2008 as Faculty Consultant to the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) and Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology. Cara received her BS in Health Services Administration from JMU, her MA in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland-College Park, and her PhD in Leadership & Change from Antioch University. Cara has taught courses in research methods, leadership, organizational behavior, hunger and homelessness, and women's studies. She has a penchant for qualitative research and enjoys contributing to the scholarships of engagement, discovery, and teaching & learning.
Sam Prins is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics where she teaches the general education introductory statistics course as well as a variety of courses for minors and majors in statistics. Sam uses a variety of learner centered approaches in her courses including POGIL and Team-Based Learning as well as combinations of lecturing and learner-centered approaches. Her work on learner-centered instruction in an upper level theoretical statistics course was published in the Journal of Statistics Education. Since joining JMU in 2006, Sam has participated in two Madison Teaching Fellows programs and recently became a faculty associate with CFI. Sam received a B.S. (Hons) in Statistics from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington. Her scholarly interests include environmental statistics and the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to statistics.
For more information contact the Center for Faculty Innovation | 540-568-4846