Jay Dawkins

Online surveys are empowering your loudest residents. Here’s how data management can change that

Online surveys are empowering your loudest residents. Here’s how data management can change that

Today, while much has changed, some hasn’t. Democracy, at its best, conveys the voice of the people to the institutions built to serve the people. But the tools, channels, and means of conveying that voice have multiplied.

As those channels have multiplied, complexity has reared its ugly head, making the simple act of listening into something much more involved than once encountered.

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How to get the most out of your online surveys

How to get the most out of your online surveys

We are all about public engagement at PublicInput.com, but more importantly effective public engagement. An important step of this is lowering the barrier to getting people’s input. So the question was posed, “are we getting the most out of our online surveys?”

As the Lead Data Scientist at PublicInput…I got excited. We hit the data and here are some of the high level points we came up with….

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Visualizing Demography to quantify public engagement success

Visualizing Demography to quantify public engagement success

We hear the question almost weekly from clients doing public outreach on on planning initiatives and public projects:

“How do I know when I’ve heard from enough people?”

For many years, the answer to that question has been “it depends”. How many people came to the meetings? What do you know about your area’s residents? Do you feel like you heard from more than the usual suspects…

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Engage using standard survey question formats that you’re used to with consumer survey tools. From the single and multi-select, to Likert, slider, and text input formats, you’ve got the basics covered.