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Before You Survey

Before You Survey

As part of our mission to provide accurate information to our constituents, the Office of Institutional Research supports data collection and analysis activities on campus.  

Information Requests - Institutional Research serves as a clearinghouse for statistical information about the university, its peers, and higher education in general. Faculty, staff, and students can contact us with requests for information for grant proposals, surveys, accreditation reports, or other needs. Please see our data release policy and our data request form.  

Project consulting - Institutional Research provides coordination and support for special projects with institution-wide impact, including reaccreditation, state reauthorization, and ad hoc university committees and task forces. Committee members can contact us about providing customized data and analysis by using our data request form.

Surveys - We conduct student and faculty surveys on a regular schedule to study longitudinal trends and assess institutional goals and priorities. Much of the survey data we collect can help offices evaluate their programs and services. We can help members of the CWRU community formulate researchable questions and provide relevant insight into various aspects of survey research.

If you are planning on conducting a survey at CWRU, we encourage you to review the following:

Our staff will also provide consulting for survey research projects:

  • Timeline
  • Sampling
  • Content
  • Institutional Review Board protocols
  • Analysis plan