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Senior Project Series – Interviews & Surveys

Writing your own survey or conducting research interviews can be very challenging.  Luckily, there are resources available to help.

Begin with the E-Reference Resources for Research Methods.  These online encyclopedias can clear up any questions you have about research methods or statistical analysis you may have at any stage of the research process.

If you intend to use a survey or questionnaire as part of your research project, take a look at these books regarding survey methods.

Administer your survey online!  Survey Monkey is a web-based survey platform.  The free version is suitable for most projects.  Google Forms can also be embedded into emails or webpages, or sent as links to collect data for a quick questionnaire or survey.

Conducting research interviews can be even more intimidating than writing your own survey.  Before you dive in, research techniques and best practices with these books about research interviews and focus groups.

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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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