Available Until 12/31/2023

Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design (Recording)

Surveys are among the most popular means of collecting data to assess and improve library services and operations. If you are considering doing your first survey or have one or two under your belt, this introductory webinar will help you identify common issues, avoid pitfalls, and do high-quality survey research. You will learn simple rules for constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire that yields useful, actionable information. This webinar distills years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating survey research into ten essential and easy tips for creating a successful survey!


By the end of this workshop:

  • Participants will be able to explain the advantages and challenges of doing survey research.
  • Participants will acquire knowledge of “best practices” related to the design, creation, and implementation of survey research studies.
  • Participants will improve their ability to design survey questionnaires that collect high-quality data.

Target Audience:

Librarians, information professionals, and other individuals wishing to build skills to advance the quality of research undertaken in health sciences libraries.


Deborah H. Charbonneau

Deborah H. Charbonneau is an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Charbonneau is an experienced researcher and has been an invited speaker on survey research at local, national, and international conferences. Her articles have appeared in Library & Information Science Research, Journal of the Medical Library Association, Health Information and Libraries Journal, Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Reference & User Services Quarterly. She is the recipient of the 2014 Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship from the Medical Library Association.

Registration Information

Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the recorded webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illimois CNE contact hours.


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