Events/Logistics/Exit survey

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Incomplete draft. To be linked from Events/Affiliated, Events/Logistics/Wrap up and other places mentioning exit surveys.

How to have a good exit survey



You might want to ask this to see if you are actually increasing diversity. But M/F as a binary choice is not inclusive. M/F/Other? We've been convinced that gender should be a single free form text field.

On the exit survey for Open Source Comes to UMD we put gender as a text field. But still not perfect -- it's the third question, and there aren't only three questions. Gender should be the last question so as to avoid stereotype threat.

Summing up:

  • If you need to collect data on gender diversity, make gender a free form text field
  • Also make the gender question the last question so that it doesn't prime other questions