2001 IT IUE User Survey - Survey Methodology

The IT User Survey is administered by the IU Center for Survey Research. Surveys were sent to 906 randomly selected people at Indiana University East (163 faculty, 143 staff, 600 students). The questions on the survey are primarily Likert opinion scales (1-5 rating scales with 5 always being the most favorable rating). For questions asking opinions of services, the results shown include in order: the average opinion score (labeled "Average"), the percentage of people who were satisfied with the service (graded it as a 3 or better, labeled "Satisfaction"), the percentage of people who use the service (which we have taken to be the percentage of people who expressed an opinion about it, labeled "Usage"), and the total number of respondents to each question (unweighted number of respondents, labeled "Responses").

Unless indicated otherwise, the results shown are weighted to estimate the average response of the entire IUE community. Some services, however, are used only by certain subpopulations, so results are shown for the appropriate subpopulations. Subpopulations are indicated by F for faculty, Staff for staff, S for students. In some cases, the scores are for groups of subpopulations, indicated for example by [F&S] for services used by Faculty and Students. Results are shown separately for multiple subpopulations where appropriate. For the average opinion and the satisfaction percentage scores, confidence intervals are also provided. The confidence intervals indicate the sampling error for each estimate at the 95% confidence level (i.e. each mean and satisfaction score falls within the range indicated by the estimated value, plus or minus the interval score).

Sample and Response Size

The table below indicates the number of surveys originally sent out to the randomly selected individuals by status (sample size) and overall, the number of actual responses by status and total, and the percentage of responses received for each category and total.

Status Sample Size Number of Respondents Response Rate
Students
600
238
39.67%
Faculty
163
74
45.40%
Staff
143
94
65.73%
Total
906
406
44.81%