Want Data? Ask Students. Again and Again.

Aaron Bernstein for The Chronicle

Judith A. Ouimet, of Indiana U., started a lottery to encourage students to respond to surveys. Some prizes, never claimed, sit on her desk.
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All year long, from every direction, surveys bombard students.

On a scale of 1 to 5, how satisfied are you with campus career services? Health-center programs? Library space? How often do you discuss course topics outside of class? How comfortable is...

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