Optimizing Surveys for Smartphones? Yes, It’s Important!

Optimizing Surveys for Smartphones? Yes, It’s Important!

Shimon Sarraf, Jennifer Brooks, and Jim Cole — If you’re in the business of collecting survey data from college students (or anyone else for that matter), you’ve probably heard a lot of people talk about optimizing surveys for smartphones. This conversation isn’t a surprise, since over 90% of today’s college students are estimated to be walking around with smartphones. At NSSE, we’ve noticed exponential growth […]

The Right Mindset to Succeed

The Right Mindset to Succeed

Shimon Sarraf — In our recent Annual Results 2016 publication, we highlighted new research indicating that college students benefit from a growth mindset – a belief that intelligence and other personality characteristics can change with effort and experience. This finding is not new. Researchers, especially Carol Dweck from Stanford University, have been ringing this bell for quite some time. So why should you pay attention […]