The Center for Association Resources Lists Top 5 Myths of Survey Research


Information will help others understand what makes surveys effective.

(I-Newswire) August 11, 2009 - Schaumburg, IL -- The Center for Association Resources, a consulting firm for the non-profit industry, has recently announced its list of top 5 myths of survey research. As an organization that specializes in conducting surveys, The Center for Association Research is offering tips to assist those interested in traditional membership surveys, online surveys, focus groups and individual interviews.

"There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to conducting this kind of research," said Robert O. Patterson, JD, CEO for The Center for Association Resources.

"With our 'myth' list, we want to help others understand what makes a survey effective," Patterson added.

The top five myths include:

Myth 1: "Determining the survey method should be driven by a budget."
Selecting the wrong survey method routinely yields incomplete or inconsistent data and will usually delay the research process. The Center for Association Resources recommends choosing the appropriate survey based on organizational needs, not a budget.

Myth 2: "Online surveys yield better results."
Online surveys yield very accurate results when properly completed, however, this research method is only effective when members have routine access to computers. Understanding the demographics of the member base is essential.

Myth 3: "Members will understand and comprehend the content of the survey because it is developed by the organization."
The only way to know if your members will understand the intent and comprehend the content of the survey is to develop documentation or guidelines that match the comprehension levels of the target audience in advance.

Myth 4: "The more questions asked, the more useful the information collected will be."
In actuality, longer surveys tend to result in more incomplete surveys. Members are unlikely to spend an hour to complete a survey. The Center for Association Resources also cautions using obvious redundancies in questions.

Myth 5: "A significant number of respondents are necessary for a successful survey."
Sampling goals must align with the scope of the research project. As long as the organization meets the sampling goals prior to completing the research project, the data should be viewed as "representative."

For more information about The Center for Association Resources and to view additional survey myths, visit http://www.centerforassociationresources.com .

About the Center for Association Resources

The Center for Association Resources offers services to non-profit organizations that help navigate them through the complex challenges associated with operating a tax-exempt organization. In addition to serving as management headquarters for ten different non-profits, The Center for Association Resources also provides specialized expertise for clients in project management, strategic planning, leadership and board training, event management as well as survey design and implementation.

# # #

The Center for Association Resources, Inc.
1901 N. Roselle Road Suite 920
Schaumburg, IL 60195
847-885-7400



Company Contact Information
The Center for Association Resources




Archive

August 11, 2009

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release. The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies / PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week/month or quarter, make sure check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com distribution date only. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for inaccuracies or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.


Related Releases

Relish The Interesting Stories Of Amar Chitra Katha At Unbelievable Price On Infibeam

Get the best collection of Indian stories published by Amar Chitra Katha at infibeam, an online shopping website at an unbelievable additional 15% off.

Lamb of God Partners with Specticast for Worldwide Theatrical Distribution of "As The Palaces Burn" Documentary Film

As The Palaces Burn is a film about metal icons Lamb of God, the zealous passion of their fan base, and the gut-wrenching manslaughter trial of lead singer Randy Blythe.

Mervik Haums Publishes Free Infographic To Explain Affiliate Marketing

An Infographic is by far the best way to demonstrate any idea or marketing plan. As it is a visual representation of information, data and knowledge, the viewer get a very clear idea about whatever the graphic is built for.

86.7% Of People Think It Is A Good Time To Be Investing In Adelaide Property

Adelaide Finance Brokers Urbantech Group recently ran a survey on their website. They asked the simple question: "Do you think it is a good time to be i

The Metro Joins The Hunt For Santa With Ted Burns

Ted Burns, the host of Third Degree, is searching for Santa, also known as the Yuletide Yobbo. And now he's got the support of the Metro, the UK's leading free newspaper.

Latest 10 Headlines

Kompozer Tutorial Set to Offer Web Design Tutorial Video Courses for Beginners

Kompozer Tutorial offers step-by-step video tutorials for beginners who want to create their own website using free online tools.

Ian Driscoll Leaves Banners Broker and Joins Flexkom International UK

Successful UK business owner, Ian Driscoll, reveals in a recent interview the reasons why he was let go, after questioning the flawed operations of the ad space and traffic impressions of online broker, Banners Broker.

Inspection China Company, PTS, Commits to Services On Par With Global Standards

PTS, a China-based quality control inspection services provider, serves Southern Asian, European and American markets.

Biggest Beauty Salon Equipment & Supplies Provider In Australia Expands Website

Elegans Health and Beauty, a premier supplier of beauty salon equipment in Australia, has greatly expanded its brand presence online since the 2013 launch of its website, say representatives.

Broken Head Holiday Park Special Offers 2014

Broken Head Holiday Park has made it even easier for families, couples and individuals to afford to take a break thanks to a new range of special offers available on their website.

Australian Government's Frustration on RBA Stance 'risks Central Bank's Independence' States Alocoveritas' Earl Reginald Stevenson

"The question here is not should rates be lower or higher, but is it worth the risk of impugning the independence of the Reserve Bank," said Alcoveritas' Senior Managing Partner, Earl Reginald Stevenson in Sydney, Australia.

Broken Head Holiday Park Gear Up With New Activities List

Byron Bay camping and caravan resort, Broken Head Holiday Park, has introduced a new list of activities to their website which holiday makers can look forward to over the coming months.

Ingram Content Group and Hachette Livre Offer Titles from the Bibliothèque Nationale De France

Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced a print-on-demand initiative that integrates Hachette Livre's publishing program with Ingram's on-demand print and distribution solutions to make thousands of Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

Pay Per Click Jobs Available At Manav Revolution Infotech

PAY PER CLICK Jobs is an internet advertising model used to direct traffic to websites in which advertisers pay the website owner when the ad is clicked. In simple words "the amount spent to get an ad clicked."

How Can I Get White Teeth In Bonita Springs, Fl

Here are the numerous advantages of teeth whitening and the way it will enhance someone's life.

Helpful Articles

Increase Website Traffic By Using Press Releases
Write A Press Release For Big Time News
Get Backlinks From Press Releases
How To Write A Press Release Quick And Easy
Choosing A Press Release Service
Writing A News Press Release
Get More Traffic From Press Releases
Is A Press Release Service Worth It?
Effective Press Release Distribution
Create a Successful Online Press Release
Submit A Press Release and Get More Traffic
How To Write A Press Release
Check This Before You Send A Press Release
Using A Press Release Service For Your News Release

Our Services:

Submit Your Free Press Release Now.

Open Now:
Online Classified Ads at I-Newswire.com
Job Search Engine at I-Newswire.com
Car Search Engine at I-Newswire.com
Real Estate Search at I-Newswire.com
Website News Releases, Announcements and Updates

Other Cool Sites:
Breaking and Latest Automotive News
Learn the secrets on how to become an alpha male and how to meet girls on facebook at Dating-To-Mating.com. Check out the best spinner and instant article factory for your content writing needs.