Using Surveys to Gather Quantitative Data

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One of the most important quantitative techniques that social science or UX researchers can rely on is the survey. Surveys are used in a number of disciplines, and can prove to be incredibly useful when applied to a mixed methods approach, or when looking to gather information about a large population of people. However, surveys can be over-used and poorly designed, thus providing inaccurate data and a biased picture of your user/participant population. This talk is designed to help survey creators mitigate these issues; as well as to introduce the ins-and-outs of surveys, from creation to data analysis.

About our speaker:
Sierra Patterson's background is in Cultural Anthropology, and she is currently working as a Sr. User Experience Researcher. Sierra has used mixed methods research techniques in the field for years; meaning she spends time gathering not only qualitative, but quantitative data as well, thus creating a holistic picture of users and customers. Surveys are one of the most frequently used techniques to gather quantitative information, and it is considered a dependable and important technique in research.

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking, Food & Drinks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Presentation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Q&A, Networking

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