Survey Studies


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Institutional Research produces these survey studies on behalf of various departments and units at Tufts University. These are either one-time studies or annual or semi-annual recurring studies such as the Senior Survey. Records concerning a study include correspondence, survey instruments, the set of survey questions, the raw responses from individuals, the compiled survey data, and the report(s) that present the findings of the survey.

Survey Studies info
Record HolderRetention PeriodDisposition
Official Copy Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation


Transfer to Tufts Archival Research Center

Unofficial Copy Departments and Offices that receive survey study reports


Transfer to Tufts Archival Research Center


The unofficial copy of survey studies only refers to survey study reports and does not include the other components that comprise the Survey Studies held by the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation. 

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Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation and Digital Collections and Archives
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