INFORMATION BENEFIT OF GRADUATES FOLLOW-UP SURVEYS
Keywords:Graduates, follow-up survey, information efficiency, data analysis, statistical methods
The article aims to evaluate the benefit of follow-up surveys which are a useful tool to get feedback from university graduates. Questionnaire surveys are of irreplaceable sources of information from students and graduates, but several rules have to be taken into account when conducting such survey. The questionnaire is then one of the most often used tools for data collection in such types of surveys. The article presents not only the essential methods and principles of data collection and analysis, but it also evaluates the surveys efficiency and their impact on the quality of the educational process. Various methodological principles are presented within the context of large questionnaire survey of CULS graduates that was held in 2008. In connection with the survey, the process is presented from the very beginning (list of questions, data matrix) through the introduction of the most often used statistical methods up to the analysis of the survey profit.
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