Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making

From Design to Interpretation of the Results

Susan J. Thomas ,

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Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making: From Design to Interpretation of the Results

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"Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making is clearly written, easy to understand, and has plenty of examples and guides for those implementing these ideas. Designed as a cookbook, it superbly enables educators to write, administer, and analyze a survey."
Sandra L. Stein, Professor of Education
Rider University

Learn to use questionnaires and data-based decision making to support school improvement!

How effectively are teachers implementing the new literacy program? What do parents think of the proposed homework policy? Is bullying a growing problem? Understanding how to create appropriate questionnaires is essential in making data-based decisions that improve school policies, processes, and procedures.

Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making is a practical handbook for creating exceptional questionnaires for a variety of purposes, including data-based decision making. Author Susan J. Thomas provides authoritative guidance for planning a survey project, creating a questionnaire, gathering data, and analyzing and communicating the results to a variety of audiences.

Features of this reader-friendly guidebook include

Sample cover letters, invitations, parental permission forms, and planning templates Extensive examples, activities, and checklists Web-based questionnaire guidelines A step-by-step case study of a successful survey project

Offering suggestions for successfully using both Web-based and paper-based questionnaires, this practitioner-focused manual summarizes the key steps of successful survey projects and identifies critical success factors for each step.

Designed primarily for principals, district-level administrators, and teachers, this invaluable resource is also suitable for policymakers, state-level administrators, and graduate students in education and social sciences.

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