A recent innovation in federal agencies is the use of online testing methods to conduct questionnaire pretesting and evaluation, cognitive interviews, usability testing, and primary methodological research. Results from small-scale research conducted online can provide evidence to support changes to survey questionnaires and data collection procedures before they are implemented in the field while reducing the costs and staff time needed to conduct the research and improving data quality compared to other data collection methods.
This seminar offers an introduction to conducting online testing within the federal system. The presenters, researchers from federal agencies including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and US Census Bureau, will provide a foundation for thinking about whether online testing methods are appropriate for your project, guidance on how to use online testing methods to supplement and complement in-lab research, and case studies from our experiences using several platforms. The seminar will also provide practical considerations for using these platforms at your own agency, including the use of contracting tools and services.
While this event is free, registration is required to be placed on the seminar attendance list at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Please bring a photo ID to the seminar.