Adding Items Relevant to Online Courses to the SRT

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 10:24

Adding Items Relevant to Online Courses to the SRT

Three new items have been added to the standard SRT (Student Rating of Teaching) form used by Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, and Rochester. The new items were developed by a multidisciplinary, multicampus work group to be relevant to online and blended course delivery formats.

What are the most important problems facing Minnesotans?

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:24

The most important problems facing Minnesotans

Have you ever wondered what the single most important problem facing Minnesotans is? So have we.

For the last thirty-five years our office has administered the Minnesota State Survey (MSS), a statewide telephone omnibus survey about current issues facing Minnesotans. Every year we have asked Minnesota Residents “What is the single most important problem facing people in Minnesota today?”

Unique Methods: Qualitative Data Collection

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:23

Unique Methods: Qualitative Data Collection

Our office has been offering qualitative data collection services for 20+ years. Qualitative research is great because it allows for the capturing of information on feelings, beliefs, and experiences at a level of detail that is typically unmatched by quantitative research.

OMS Staffing and Conference Updates

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:21

OMS Staffing and Conference Updates

From promotions to presentations, OMS has been busy these last few months.

Congratulations are in order for Mark Miazga, who was recently promoted from Research Coordinator to Assistant Director and Manager of Survey Services. Mark has been with OMS for over six years and has nearly twenty years of experience in survey research including previous positions with the Academic Health Center (AHC) and Wilder Research. He has a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and a JD from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:19

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

By now you have probably heard or seen the term CBPR. But what really is Community-Based Participatory Research?

In simple terms, CBPR is an action research approach that involves close collaboration among researchers, community members, organizational representatives, and others who are directly affected by an issue. All partners in the process contribute their expertise and share in the decision-making process. The goal is to create equity between the researchers and community activists.