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CAREI evaluators to share best practices at the 2012 MESI Conference

1Kundin_Dretzke-1.jpgDelia Kundin and Beverly Dretzke, research associates with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI), will be presenting a workshop on surveys at the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI). MESI is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies housed at the University of Minnesota. The 2012 MESI conference will be held March 26-31 at the Continuing Education Conference Center on the St. Paul campus. The theme of the 2012 MESI conference is Evaluation in a Complex World: Changing Expectations, Changing Realities. The conference program agenda features keynote speakers and sessions on evaluation basics, methods, and special topics.

Kundin and Dretzke will be presenting a post-conference workshop that will provide participants with information on best practices related to survey construction and analyzing and summarizing survey results. Topics in their workshop include writing good survey items, creating appropriate response options (e.g., Likert-type scales), analyzing data using Microsoft® Excel, and reporting findings to multiple audiences. Additional details regarding the MESI conference agenda and registration can be obtained at the MESI conference website.

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