Creating a Level One Evaluation Survey
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Now, that you know what target areas to focus on in a level one survey, and the types of questions to include, let's look at how best to structure the questions and sequence the survey.
Structuring Your Questions[edit | edit source]
When creating your survey questions, use the following guidelines:
|Focus each question on a single aspect of the training, especially for closed-ended questions.||Did the course content meet your learning objectives?||Did the course content engage you and meet your learning objectives?|
|To the extent possible, create learner-centered questions, not training-centered.||Was the pace of the course comfortable for you?||Was the pace of the course managed well?|
|Keep your questions brief and to the point.||Was the facilitator helpful to you?||Did the facilitator answer all questions that were raised during the session?|
Sequencing Your Questions[edit | edit source]
Once you have finalized your questions, you need to figure out the order in which to present them. There are two ways to arrange your questions:
- by question type
- by target areas
Which of these options you choose depends on how you use the data you have collected. If, for example, you tabulate qualitative data from level one surveys using a computer application, to further analyze it, then, combining all your closed-ended questions together is useful for this purpose.
If, however, you analyze data for each target area separately, then create a section for questions pertaining to each target area.
Case Study[edit | edit source]
For the final step in this module, create a level survey for Acmay Ltd. to find out the following about their Safety at Work training program:
(use each of the question types atleast once in your survey)
- the content scope
- participants'suggestions for improving the program
- preferred training method
- the trainer's expertise on safety rules & regulations at work
- whether the lunch provided was good
- most useful topics
When you have finished creating your survey, compare it to this solution.