Data Academy Course

Intro to Survey Design [OPEN]

About This Course

Are you thinking about sending out a survey? Are you already doing so regularly but want to get more helpful responses? Come learn about good survey design and implementation. This is an interactive  course meant for beginner to intermediate surveyors. You don’t need to have a project started or planned.

What You’ll Learn In This Course

This course will cover the following topics:

  • When a survey is an appropriate tool and when not
  • Surveying vocabulary (i.e. how to talk survey)
  • Aspects of survey design (length, mode, question and answer types)
  • How to design your survey for clean data


There are no prerequisites for this course, but it’s helpful if you come in having thought about what you have used or want to use surveys for!

Upcoming courses scheduled

View the Course Calendar to see a list of upcoming classes. To get notified when enrollment opens for a class, complete the Course Interest Form and select the class (or classes) you’re interested in.

After completing the interest form, you will get an email when enrollment opens 3 weeks prior to class. Enrollment is not guaranteed as sometimes there are more interested employees than available seats.

Note: You must get your supervisor’s approval to attend any Data Academy courses.