1991 UITS User Survey - Survey Methodology

The UITS User Survey is administered each year by the IU Center for Survey Research. Surveys were sent to randomly selected people at Indiana University, Bloomington in each of the following categories: faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate 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 the percentage of people who use the service (which we have taken to be the percentage of people who expressed an opinion about it), the average opinion score, and the percentage of people who were satisfied with the service (graded it as a 3 or better).

Unless there is an indication to the contrary, the results shown are extrapolated to estimate the average response of the entire IU Bloomington community. Some services, however, are used only by certain subpopulations, so results are shown for the appropriate subpopulations.

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
Undergraduates 1000 236 23.6%
Graduates 1000 478 47.8%
Faculty 1000 505 50.5%
Staff 1000 397 39.7%
Total 1000 1616 40.4%