The Office of Institutional Research conducts a variety of surveys and studies, surveying alumni, current students, faculty, and staff. Here is a schedule of surveys throughout the year and here is information about conducting your own survey of Kenyon students.
Banda, J. P., (2003). Non-sampling Errors in Surveys. United Nations Secretariat ESA/STAT/AC.93/7 Statistics Division.
Curtin, R., Presser, S., & Singer, E. (2000). The effects of response rate changes on the index of consumer sentiment. Public Opinion Quarterly, 64, 413-428.
Fosnacht, K., Sarraf, S., Howe, E., & Peck, L. (2013, May). How important are high response rates for college surveys? In annual forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Long Beach, CA.
Goyder, J. (1987). The Silent Minority: Nonrespondents on sample surveys. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Goyder, J., Warriner, K., & Miller, S. (2002). Evaluating socio-economic status (SES) bias in survey nonresponse. Journal of Official Statistics, 18(1), 1-11.
Smith, W. G. (2008). Does gender influence online survey participation?: A record-linkage analysis of university faculty online survey response behavior. ERIC.