Project Description


The Digitized Survey Project

People Served Directly
People Served Indirectly
Name: Tonje Switzer
College Affiliation: Oakes College
Major: GISES
Graduation Date: Spring 2016

Project Date: April-June 2016

Partner Org: Everett Program
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Technologies Used: Kobo Toolbox
Project Themes: Digital Surveying, Community Based Participatory Research, Housing Crisis
People Served Directly: UCSC Students and Staff involved in the project
Community Served Indirectly: Survey respondants

Project Description – View Tonje’s Project Practicum

This project created the knowledge base and capability of the Everett Program to digitize survey efforts in partnership with community organizations and research centers. Main achievements include producing the digitized version of a 300 question survey, and training 40 undergraduate students in conducting the survey on tablets, resulting in the collection of 406 surveys over a six-week period. In addition, two workshops were held where 12 individuals, including the chief investigator of the research project, and research specialist of the Everett Program, were introduced to the process of converting a paper survey to a digital format.