## Student Survey Worksheets

These are great little surveys you can have the students complete. They can lead to great class activities to work on data analysis and manipulation skills.

Class Survey Sheet (Scale)
A blank likert scale of sorts. A great way to offer up a opinions on a series of questions. Are you collecting Yes/No data? This is a sheet that can standardize that process for you in minutes.

Class Survey Sheet (Yes, No)
When you have a simple Yes or No survey, this is the one you will want to use. This is a simple form to help you collect data from surveys. This follows the basic Likert scale format.

#### Determining Your Classes Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream Activity

Class Survey Ice Cream Brainstorms
We start by dreaming up possible flavors to choose from. We start our survey by asking students to think of different ice cream flavors by brain storming. As a group students should compile a list of their favorites in the scoops below. Ten minutes should do it for this part of the survey.

Class Survey Ice Cream Top Rankings
We narrow the field down to four flavors for the final vote. Students narrow the matrix of choices just down to 4. They rank their favorites. You can do it with a basic show of hands or actually debate it out. Note: Debates take about 15 minutes, if you choose to do them.

Class Survey Ice Cream Data Breakdown
We analyze the data and determine our individual ratings of each flavor. We find out the rankings that all students gave the final four flavors. We then find a total group score and the overall rankings.

Graphing Data: Class Survey Ice Cream
Students make a bar graph of all the data. Students create a bar graph of the results of our activity. They then answer questions based on this data that they displayed.

#### What Is The Class's Favorite Movie Activity

Brainstorming Sheet
First, we have the class identify a bunch of movies that they might consider to be their favorite. We try to determine the class's favorite film. The first step is to decide on our 12 favorite flicks to start. Let the brains begin!

Data Collection Sheet
We cut the field down to 4 movies and have each student rank those 4 movies. Students determine 2 positive attributes of each movie. After review those traits, students rank those 4 movies from their favorite to least favorite.

Data Analysis Sheet
We take all the rankings and come up with a total for all student scores and determine the winner. We take all the student's ranking and compile them into a total ranking. At the end we are left with an overall rankings for each movie. We don't average with this one.

Movie Bar Graph
We analyze the data and determine the true leader of the pack. Students take all the class data and make a culmative bar graph. They then answer questions based on that graph.

#### What's Your Favorite Musical Artist?

Survey Sheet
What is your favorite band? Lets look at this question as an entire class. We brain storm out our favorite musicians. We think of 12 to start and then as a class students pick their favorite 4 artists.

Data Collection Worksheet
Put all the data together and rank your top four musicians. Students take the 4 artists that they have settled on and write 2 positive attributes of those bands or acts. After reviewing that all students make their own personal ranking system for these artists.

Data Analysis
In this sheet we look at the whole class's rankings and determine a winner. We sort through the rankings of all individual students and compile them into a group to determine and overall rank and score for the artists.

Graphing Musical Artists Choices
We make a quick graph and answer a few questions. You create a graph for the data that you just analyzed in the previous sheet. You will also answer a number of questions that come attached to it.

#### My Class's Favorite Sport Survey

Brainstorming Sheet
The class looks at sports and determine which sport they overall like to play and watch the most. As a class, try to find your favorite sport. This would be a sport that you enjoy playing and watching. In this sheet you determine the sports that stick out in your mind.

Data Collection Sheet
We list all the pros and cons of playing and watching these sports. This is a neat one. Take the 4 sports that your class has identified and now you need to write what is good and bad about watching these sports and playing them.

Ranking Sheet
Narrow the field down to four sports and rank those sports by yourself. Rank all the sports by your preferences and answer the questions that accompany it.

Data Analysis Sheet
We look at everyone's rankings and compile the data. Determine the average score and rank among all students that were part of the survey.

Creative Graph Comparison of Our Favorite Sports
We determine our favorite sport and graph it too. You make a quick graph of the data that was collected and compare yourself to the group as a whole.

#### My Favorite Television Show Survey

Brain Storming Sheet
You will notice that this one is run a bit differently than the other activities above. Have a deep conversation about your favorite movies. There so many channels available now that this can be an endless activity, if you don't guide the brainstorming process well.

Data Collection Sheet
We look at the class's favorite shows and rank them. This survey is bit more difficult to proceed with because many children have strong feelings towards their favorite TV shows. Start by narrowing the field to just 5 shows.

My TV Show - Round 2 of Data Collection Sheet
We use a layered point system to determine the winner. We have you breakdown the voting results of all students into a digestible number and use a number replacement system to make it bit different.

Outcome and Results
We report the winner and compare our data. We review the outcome of this activity. We also personalize the review for students to compare and contrast their thoughts with the entire group.

## Why Are Surveys Important?

Surveys are used by researchers and businesses across many fields and industries to get answers to critical topics. These questions are diverse, spanning a wide range of themes, and may be posed in various styles. In order to acquire the most accurate data, your questions should be carefully prepared and presented in the best way possible.

Researchers prefer the survey method over other methods of collecting data for research because of its multiple advantages and strengths.

What Is a Survey?

Surveys are research methods used to gather data from a group of people to obtain information and insights into different topics. The purpose of them can vary. The methodology chosen and the goal of the study will determine how they are conducted.

Choosing the right survey tool is essential. Standardized procedures are usually used to gather data to ensure that respondents have an equal chance of answering the questions and eliminate biased viewpoints that might impact the study's findings. The procedure entails requesting information from people using a questionnaire, either on paper or online. However, with the advent of new technologies, sharing them via digital platforms such as social media networks, QR codes, or emails has become popular.

What Types of Surveys Are There?

They are often conducted and measured in four ways.

1. Conducted in person
2. Telephonic
3. Paper
4. Online

While the methods used to conduct surveys vary significantly, there are a few similar elements in all types of them. Many of these characteristics have been extensively researched by statisticians, psychologists, and researchers.

### Characteristics of a Good Survey Design

A survey often occurs when an individual, corporation, or institution requires insights and information, and the data available is insufficient. The following are key characteristics of a well thought out design:

Describe the objective: The survey would be meaningless if the goal and outcome were not defined prior to deploying it. The approach, strategy, and research sample should be in the form of measurable milestones. Appropriate dissemination mechanisms for these samples must also be established from the start.

Simple wording: If the respondents can't easily comprehend the language of the survey, it may lead to a high dropout rate. As a result, it is critical to use simple phrasing in the questionnaire.

Scale consistency: If you employ rating scale questions, ensure the rating measures are constant throughout the questionnaire. Using scales ranging from -4 to +4 in one question and -5 to +5 in another may lead to confused responses from participants.

Question type: A survey might include a variety of question types. It is critical to pick questions that add the most significant value to the study while being simple enough for the respondents to comprehend and answer. Using structured questions, such as multiple-choice questions or Net Promoter Score (NPS) questions, can boost the response rates.

### Importance of Surveys

Discover the "Why"

The survey assists you in understanding the motivations behind the participants' behaviors. As you gather your respondents' ideas, opinions, and suggestions, you will have a better understanding of what is essential to them.

Surveys may assist in figuring out why individuals behave a certain way or make specific decisions. Use them to elicit ideas from individuals and collect pertinent information that will assist you in improving a business, institute, or community.

The survey results provide you with a snapshot of recent happenings. If you compare it to prior findings, you will discover differences that might inspire you to move forward or hold you back.

A drop in your company or institution's performance might result in additional labor work. You'll need to have an explanation to figure out what went wrong. A survey can assist you in gathering data on an existing situation so that you can make corrections accordingly.

Make Important Decisions

Surveys are frequently used to make decisions regarding a variety of issues. It may be used to understand how a firm works, to test the validity of a hypothesis, or to assess the usefulness of something.

A survey prevents you from engaging in the guessing game. You may communicate directly with your audience to learn what they like and dislike. When you analyze the data of the findings, you can make data-driven decisions that will benefit you and others.

Quick and Straightforward to Conduct

Essentially, surveys are simple to create, reach a large number of people, and can be examined quickly. You may use software and resources to build visually appealing, mobile-friendly. You can also use these questionnaires for testing purposes.

To reach a larger audience, you may use SMS, social media platforms, online discussion groups, emails, and other means. Surveys can gather a huge quantity of data in a short period of time. It is used by businesses to get insights and knowledge about people's ideas, views, behaviors, and attitudes.

Yield Statistically Significant and Precise Results

To extend the level of representativeness, it is frequently relatively easy to find statistically significant findings than other data collection methods. These tools may also be used to assess many factors efficiently.

The survey questions must be carefully scrutinized and standardized to ensure they give similar definitions to all individuals answering the surveys. As a result, there is better precision in measuring the data obtained.

Wrapping Up

When organized properly and explicitly for its goal, survey research is a potent instrument for acquiring information on customers, students, workers, or members of society. The importance of surveys can be further highlighted by how often different sectors use them to gain insights and knowledge. To prevent being misinformed, the goals and questions must be precise. Whether or not the predicted replies and trends are obtained, conducting these type of activities may be highly insightful and valuable.

### Survey Related Resources

These are great little surveys you can have the students complete. They can lead to great graphing activities.