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H-PEA Online Workshop Series 2023

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Join us for an H-PEA Online Workshop

Designing Quality Survey Questions

Kim Leonard, MPA 

Leonard Research & Evaluation, LLC

Thursday, April 20th, 2023 12:00-1:30 pm HST
Cost: Free for H-PEA Members   $30.00 Non-Members (Non-Refundable) 
$10.00 Full-time Student Non-Members (Non-Refundable)

Click Here to Register for the Workshop


Have you ever been frustrated by survey questions because none of the response options matched your experience? Have you tried to collect information with a survey and received responses that were not actually useful because respondents didn’t seem to understand the question as you intended it, or you realized after the fact that your response options weren’t ideal? Us too! (It can happen to anyone.)

If you are curious about why this happens and how to prevent it, or otherwise want to refresh or improve your survey design skills, register for Designing Quality Survey Questions, a 90 minute skill-building mini workshop,  Kim Leonard (co-author of the book  Designing Quality Survey Questions) will demonstrate why and how to engage in a respondent-centered, intentional survey design process and will share tips and tools to support doing so. 

As a result of participating, you will:

  • Understand why intentional, respondent-centered survey design is needed

  • Recognize common survey question design problems, increasing your ability to avoid or address those problems

  • Apply the Designing Quality Survey Questions checklist in developing high-quality survey questions

About the Presenter

 Kim Leonard, MPA, Leonard Research & Evaluation, LLC, has over 15 years of experience evaluating and improving a wide range of programs and initiatives with varying contexts, scopes and budgets. She is currently a Senior Research & Learning Officer at Oregon Community Foundation where she has led her team's participation in the Equitable Evaluation Initiative and managed several multi-year Initiative evaluations with mixed methods, developmental and principles-based designs. In current and prior roles she has led formal and informal workshops for nonprofit leaders, researchers and evaluators, students, and academic professionals and taught university courses in business statistics. Author of Designing Quality Survey Questions (SAGE Publications 2018), Kim is also a former president of Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN).

Thursday, March 9th, 2023    12:00-1:00 pm HST

Exploring Cultural Contextualization and Accessibility of Research Findings for Pacific Audiences

Christina K. Tydeman, Ph.D

Bradley Rentz, Ph.D

McREL International

Cost: Free for H-PEA Members  

$30.00 Non-Members (Non-Refundable)  

$10.00 Full-time Student Non-Members (Non-Refundable)

Register here!

Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 11:59 pm, HST

A ZOOM Link will be sent to registered participants the day before the workshop. 

For more information, contact the H-PEA at


As an extension of the Audience-Friendly Approaches to Sharing Research Findings poster presentation during the fall 2022 H-PEA conference, this event will provide an opportunity for H-PEA members to learn more about REL Pacific’s approaches to enhance the cultural contextualization and accessibility of research findings for Pacific audiences. It will also provide an interactive roundtable for participants to build their capacity to reflect on their own approaches, share promising practices, and troubleshoot challenges experienced in similar work.

About the Presenters

Christina K. Tydeman, Ph.D., an executive director of research and evaluation at McREL International, currently serves as the director of the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Pacific Region (REL Pacific). In this role, Dr. Tydeman brings forth substantial experience supporting education program improvement through formative learning and large-scale assessments, development and use of educational data systems, program evaluations, and professional development for teachers and leaders. She has contributed over 35 years toward improving the instructional practices of educators and the outcomes for students in the K–12 and postsecondary settings in both public and private sectors. She holds a master’s degree in education with emphases in curriculum and instruction and multicultural education from Dominican University of California and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Bradley Rentz, Ph.D., a senior researcher at McREL International, has served as the principal investigator for multiple applied education research studies and as the project lead for technical assistance projects on education language policy, culturally sustaining instructional models, applied quantitative research, and systemic improvement. Prior to joining McREL, Dr. Rentz served as an instructor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the Department of Linguistics and as a middle school teacher on Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). He also has linguistic fieldwork experience in FSM, with a focus on language attitudes and ideologies. Dr. Rentz holds a B.A. in Linguistics and German Language and Literature from Marquette University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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