Qualtrics is a web-based tool for creating, distributing, and analyzing survey data. Thanks to the initiative of two faculty members in ACES, the entire college now has access to the powerful survey/questionnaire tool from Qualtrics. Brenna Ellison, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and Erica Thieman, assistant professor in Agricultural Education, both had an interest in utilizing Qualtrics for their research. They realized a subscription to Qualtrics would be useful for the entire college. So they brought the benefits of this tool to the attention of the Office of Research, who has now purchased a subscription that can be utilized by all ACES faculty, staff, and students. Ellison and Thieman held a seminar to demonstrate some of the useful features of Qualtrics, including the ability to use various and unique question formats, collaborate during survey preparation, control distribution, and export data.
Faculty, staff, and students have already begun using Qualtrics in the following ways:
Gathering survey based research data
Delivering information quizzes to ensure that training materials are effective
Collecting registration information for events in real time using mobile devices
Administering satisfaction surveys
College faculty, staff or students who want to create an account and learn more about Qualtrics can find more information about how to get started with this document.