Survey Administration Guidelines


There are several guiding principles that provide a foundation for all survey projects conducted by The Office of Institutional Research:

  • Any findings based on survey data are aggregated and reported in a manner that does not identify individuals.  
  • Surveys are completely voluntary and respondents may choose to skip questions they are not inclined to answer.  
  • Princeton University surveys are typically confidential, and information collected during administration greatly assists the planning processes behind many university services and programs offered to students, faculty, and staff.  
  • Survey responses are typically linked to an individual's Princeton ID number so that accurate comparisons can be made to future surveys.

For additional information on past surveys, or to request a new project, please contact Jed Marsh.