DISM offers training in survey methods; to plan your survey project, check out our workshops or review our tipsheets.

Qualtrics survey software is available free for Duke users at duke.qualtrics.com through a university-wide license. To create an account, log in using your NetID and NetID password.

Tutorials, webinars, and help documentation are available on the Qualtrics site at www.qualtrics.com/university. The tutorial Learn Qualtrics in 5 Steps covers survey basics, best practices, and survey design.

Duke’s Qualtrics license includes both e-mail and phone support. If you have questions about how to use Qualtrics or are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact Qualtrics directly by emailing support@qualtrics.com or calling 1-800-340-9194 between 8am–8pm EST.

DISM offers one-on-one advising for Duke affiliates at all levels and throughout all stages of the survey research process. To schedule an appointment or to submit a question directly, please contact us at:

Email: dism-ssri@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 681-4981

DISM also contributes to a staffed help desk known as the Connection Bar in the Social Science Research Institute located on the second floor of Gross Hall. The Connection Bar is staffed 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on days when classes are in session.  Bar experts can support analysis of survey data using tools including Excel, Matlab, MPlus, R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata and help with managing missing data and in developing linear, longitudinal multilevel, network and spatial models; during the academic year, DISM Post-doc Steve Snell is available at the Bar at set hours or by appointment and can provide expert advice on survey design, sampling, and mode.

Other than our ongoing workshops, DISM offers other grant and training opportunities.  It offers a limited number of stipends to Duke students to fund registration for Survey Methodology Short Courses offered through UNC’s Odum Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; upcoming courses offered through Odum can be found at this website. The Research Opportunities in Surveys and Experiments (ROSE) Program accepts proposals from Duke students seeking support to conduct or present findings from original survey research projects. Please visit our Initiatives and Collaborations page for more details. Contact us to learn more about ongoing research and opportunities to learn from and contribute to our work.

Every semester, DISM offers a five workshop series that includes Planning Research and Collecting Data, Best Practices in Survey Question Writing and Questionnaire Design, Introduction to Qualtrics, Effective Survey Design for Online, Paper, and Mixed-mode Questionnaires, and Introduction to Survey Experiments.

Please see our events calendar for our full schedule and to RSVP for an event.

If you need assistance logging in, sharing surveys, creating and managing groups, or changing survey ownership, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 919-684-2200.

The “Preview Survey” option on the Edit Survey page will allow you to see and take the survey as if you were a respondent. You can also use the Test Survey option (found under Advanced Options) to generate test results. The Test Survey option will also alert you if there are any problems with the logic in your survey.