Survey Research and Forms Management – An Innovative, Multi-Modal Platform

Wednesday, December 11

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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Robert Bucklin
System Admin (State Survey Admin), State of Minnesota (MNIT)

Mikki Desque
DHS Survey and Research Coordinator, MN Dept of Human Services

While most people today are internet-savvy, not all forms are suitable for completion online – they may be too long, too complex or may simply be out of internet range. In other situations, some disadvantaged groups simply do not have access to the internet and the only other option is to do it on paper. Recent innovations in the State of Minnesota’s Enterprise preferred research tool called Snap XMP is the culmination of years of development that now provides a platform to totally synchronize the power of the PC with the accessibility of online solutions. This platform integrates the completion of paper surveys with a scanning option that avoids the lengthy task of transposing the data from paper to the computer.

This session will provide a demonstration of these recent innovations in survey research and forms management. From simple survey instruments with one click reporting, to advanced, multi-modal projects spanning web, paper, mobile and kiosk input with an innovative cloud-based platform, including advanced analytics and reporting combining data from all modes along with external database integration.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Build awareness of today’s inclusive, accessible methods of data collection.
  2. Learn how to thoughtfully design multi-modal survey instruments within the integrated platform.
  3. Discover what methods are best employed for quantitative and qualitative reporting, and quickly understand the sometimes not so obvious aspects of the data.

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central