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eSTEeM Community Event: Scholarship methods part 1 – writing surveys

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30
Via Microsoft Teams


Mark Jones


In this session, we will focus on how to successfully construct surveys as a method for carrying out research into STEM teaching and learning. We will provide guidance on designing appropriate questions; the practicalities of employing them in an OU context; benefits and disadvantages and an introduction to analysing the data collected.

Learning objectives

After attending the session, participants will gain an understanding of:

  • How to design surveys
  • The benefits and disadvantages of surveys
  • How to analyse the data collected


UKPSF/Applaud principles A5, K5, K6, V3

About the facilitator

Mark Jones is a Senior Lecturer, Staff Tutor and Deputy Director of eSTEeM. He has a long-standing interest in the use of new technologies in teaching and the wide-ranging effects that technological innovations can have on learners and learning communities.


Registration is open to OU staff, please visit the registration page by Monday 15th March.

Related resources: 
File 20210318-Scholarship-methods-part-1-writing-surveys.pptx148.54 KB

Presentation from eSTEeM Community Event: Scholarship methods part 1 

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