Institutional case studies: researcher experience surveys
Staff involved in setting up, running or analysing surveys to gather researcher experience data might find the following examples of practice useful.
- PTES, PRES, CROS and/or PIRLS complete - now what do I do? 2014 webinar on analysing researcher experience data
- How the University of Leeds used Access Control and Mail Merged invites to help manage CROS and PIRLS and increase response rates
- How the Institute of Education used results from the 2011 Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) to improve research staff engagement
- How the University of St Andrews used CROS results to improve local inductions for research staff
- Development of an online tool, by the University of Manchester, to enhance uptake and benefits of performance reviews
- CROS 2013 - informing BBSRC strategy for research staff
- Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES): Using PRES to enhance the experience of postgraduate researchers. As well as a synthesis of institutional practice, the report includes case studies from institutions about how they have successfully used PRES to inform enhancements.
The running of these researcher experience surveys is co-ordinated across UK. institutions. This allows institutions to draw comparisons with the national picture or with results from groups of similar institutions.
If you are not from the UK but would like to discuss running similar surveys to collect researcher experience surveys, please contact us.