Teaching and Learning Seminar - Increasing student engagement in surveys
|Dates:||21 April 2016|
|Times:||12:30 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Mark Elliot|
Professor Mark Elliot, Chair of Data Sciences, School of Social Sciences, will be talking about how challenging it is to encourage PGT students to complete experience surveys. The students are mostly only with us for one year and have a lot less invested in the institution and have less experience to draw on. This is a problem because the quality of the data that the survey provides is crucially dependent on a reasonable response rate.
Professor Elliot will report on a case study of an approach trialled in the school of social sciences at University of Manchester between 2012 and 2015. The key point of the approach is that although ones goal is to get the students to complete the survey, the process for doing that is to engage with them (perhaps about the survey but maybe about something else). The approach was demonstrably successful with uplifts in response rates of between 15 and 25 percentage points. This seminar is relevant for all colleagues involved in UG and PGT who are interested in engaging students in any type of surveys, including Unit Surveys.
If you wish to reserve a place on the seminar, then please contact: Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Mark Elliot
Role: Chair of Data Sciences
Organisation: School of Social Sciences
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Room E