With a ‘working’ version of the map ready to circulate for feedback I prepared my questionnaire and the consent forms, created a covering e mail, added a number of recipients (who had previously agreed to participate or worked in my department), hit send and waited.
I did recieve one response from a colleague (who happened to be on the APP course too) and one from a student / friend.
My colleagues feedback was super considered and very helpful. The students feedback was also helpful but she pointed out that she would have been more comfortable completing a more multiple choice type of document and that I might get more feedback from students if I presented it like this….
So I thought I can’t get a worse response… what the hey…
The survey I created is here : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JRKN88B
Thankfully this time I got a much better response. The multiple choice format did mean that some of the answers were more ‘directed’ than if there had been a free response format, but I included text inputs for answers outside the scope of suggested responses.
Survey monkey was also great for tabulating responses and giving me statistics in number and graphic formats.