About the Session
Surveys can produce great insights, but they frequently annoy people and waste money. We’ll explore when a survey is the right tool, how to coax people to respond, and when NOT to conduct a survey.
Recorded August 5, 2021.
About the Presenters
10 years ago, UX consultant, teacher and user research expert Caroline Jarrett dove in to learn all about surveys. Her exciting new book Surveys that Work: A Practical Guide to Designing and Running Surveys lays out the cases for, and against, using surveys. The book comes with scads of helpful frameworks, approaches, and processes Caroline has developed over years providing survey and forms design.
Caroline loves making experiences efficient and usable, especially forms. In 2009, she co-authored Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability. Through her company Effortmark, Caroline delivers usable forms, surveys, documents, and other experiences for government agencies in Great Britain, Australia, North America, and beyond. She’s currently working on a Future Farming and Countryside programme for the UK’s Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Lily Casura loves how survey research helps unearth untold stories of vulnerable populations and drives better decision-making. With insatiable curiosity, Lily immerses herself to understand the full story, analyzes, then uses data to craft compelling stories and better policy. Lily founded the first website about combat veterans and PTSD, conducts original research into women veterans and homelessness, and currently leads a community-wide survey on domestic violence.
Currently a Ph.D. student in applied demography, Lily holds a Masters of Social Work from UTSA and a BA with honors from Harvard University. She’s a longtime journalist, published author, and TEDx speaker.
About Firecat First Fridays
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