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Org Toolkit: How to Develop and Use Surveys to Improve Your Organization

May 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4


How to Develop and Use Surveys to Improve Your Organization

In this session, we will cover:

  • What is survey research?
  • When to use a survey
  • Different types of surveys
  • How to create surveys
  • Different response formats
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization

You will learn about survey development in general and item development specifically, as well as basic data analysis and visualization.

At the end of the workshop, there will be time to go over specific questions you might have about your projects.

About the speaker:
James Pann received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Pann completed his clinical internship at Nova Southeastern University Community Mental Health Center in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and adult and child psychotherapy. Additionally, he did his postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric behavioral medicine at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He also completed a Family Therapy Externship at the Center for Family Studies at the University of Miami.

Dr. Pann has been Chief Executive Officer of EvalNetwork, a research and evaluation consulting firm, since 2000. EvalNetwork specializes in working with education, health, and human service organizations and grant-making entities. It has worked on a wide variety of projects, from systems of care and various collaborations to substance abuse and mental health programs, with organizations of all sizes. EvalNetwork has worked as evaluator or research partner on projects funded by federal, state and local governments as well as national and local foundations implemented in Florida, New York, North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Dr. Pann is an Associate Professor at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education where he focuses on program evaluation projects, courses, and instruction. Courses taught at NSU include: Quantitative Research Methods, Research Methods II, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Methods of Inquiry, Survey Research, and Statistical Methods.

Dr. Pann is interested in the use of program evaluation approaches to study and improve programs in all types of organizations. He has been involved in a variety of grant-funded research and evaluation studies related to educational interventions targeting school-aged children and the use of technology. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and an active member of the American Evaluation Association.

Free for C4SC Members | $10 for General Public

Additional details:

The Center for Social Change is located on the corner of Coral Way and SW 21st Avenue in the offices above Xixon restaurant, on the second floor.

If you’re traveling by car: There are metered spaces on Floor 2A of the parking garage attached to 2103 Coral Way. Floor 2A also has disabled permit parking and electric vehicle recharging stations. Cash, Park Jockey, and Pay-by-Phone are all accepted.

There is also metered parking adjacent to the building payable with Pay-by-Phone and there is some free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, especially south of Coral Way. Be sure to observe “Residents Only” and “No Parking” areas.

If you’re traveling via mass transit: Miami-Dade Bus #24 and the free City of Miami Coral Way Trolley both stop just around the corner from the building. Both bus lines connect to the Vizcaya Metrorail Station at Coral Way and SW 12th Ave.

If you’re traveling by bike: Bicycle racks can be found along the sidewalk in front of the building and in the garage.

Image and Audio Consent and Release:

If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please inform Center staff upon arrival at the venue and we’ll accommodate your request.

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May 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, #6th floor
Miami, FL 33145 United States