Make a Request
IRI’s request process is for requests of institutional or operational data about
UVU that is not already available on our website, assistance conducting field research,
or for assistance collecting and analyzing survey data from UVU constituents. If you
have a survey request, please read Policy 132
IRI supports survey research on campus by providing samples of students, faculty,
and staff as well as assisting with research and analysis. UVU Policy 132
designates IRI to respond to researchers’ requests for institutional data and requests
for assistance in collecting data related to UVU constituents. This brochure describes
the process for conducting surveys of UVU constituents through IRI and the valuable
assistance that IRI can offer in designing and executing research projects.
IRI conducts many of its surveys on an annual cycle. The survey calendar details
this cycle, including the deadlines for UVU constituents to include items of specific
interest on the Graduate, Alumni, and Omnibus surveys.
Sample Size Calculator
IRI surveys are generally based on samples of the student population, which is more
efficient and nearly as accurate as contacting every member of the group of interest.
This tool will help determine the number of respondents needed to produce reliable
results. IRI recommends a 95% confidence level with a 5% confidence interval for most
surveys to balance accuracy and efficiency. To obtain the desired number of cases,
IRI uses a simple random sample of the target population--unless a particular sampling
design is required. IRI will adjust the sample as needed to account for typical response
rates and to obtain the desired number of respondents.
IRI’s survey program regularly collects information from students, faculty, and staff
that improves UVU’s services and informs campus decision making. These surveys are
currently in the field or part of ongoing survey projects. Data from these surveys
can be requested by submitting a data request above and will be provided when available.
Where available for ongoing surveys, links to IRI’s Interactive Data Explorers are
IRI maintains an extensive archive of data from its survey program to avoid surveying
students repeatedly on the same topic. Data from these surveys can be requested by
submitting a data request above. Where available, links to IRI’s Interactive Data
Explorers are provided.