Our future plans for this resource include the following possibilities:
The inclusion of more survey instruments that have been
developed and used in a psychometrically rigorous fashion, and
published in a refereed outlet. Posting of instruments is greatly
facilitated if they can be provided to us with permission from the
copyright holder (typically the publishing journal) as well as in a
Continual scanning of the literature to identify refereed IS articles
that use surveys.
Establishment of links to courses and materials that teach survey
research or have a significant survey research component -- in IS or
Incorporation of a full construct coding scheme and coding of
instruments using this scheme. In addition, ranking of instruments as
to their rigor would also be desirable. Thus an entry with
would be "better" than one with only
Further, a citation reporting initial instrument development should be
distinguished from just follow-on use -- say using different color
Reviews of our existing surveys -- perhaps done via student
assignments in a graduate research methods course. With enough
support, a "contest" could be held where students from courses at
different universities could contribute reviews which would be
adjudicated by qualified faculty.
An Under Construction section where psychometrically rigorous
surveys that have been developed but not yet published can be
presented. This would decrease the "lag" in research by letting
researchers know what was in progress. A template for presenting such
instruments would need to be developed.
Following on the Under Construction theme, actual data could be
made available at this site both as a resource for researchers and as
a learning tool for those wishing to try various types of data
analysis on survey data. In this vein pointers could be added to
other sites which promote research collaboration and the sharing of
data (e.g. the
investigation of laptop computer adoption at the St. Joseph's Academy in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana).
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