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Stand Back....I'm Going To Try Science!

#MPD12 Management and Professional Development Track

Room 106B


Everyone loves data, but few people really understand how to collect it in a way that will stand up to scrutiny of your boss, your colleagues and....worst of all....any faculty members that you may need to convince. Fear not, help has arrived. In this session, Karlyn Borysenko will give you a crash course in everything you need to learn to conduct and communicate research about the wants, needs and behaviors of your audience that even the most stubborn faculty and administers won't be able to question. We'll cover both quantitative and qualitative research topics and discuss a basic framework for how and when to use both, drawing from real-world higher ed marketing and web examples. You'll leave the session with a core understanding of how to walk the walk AND talk the talk of research and data to drive your marketing and usability decisions.


Karlyn Borysenko
Marketing Manager, Eduventures

Karlyn has been developing marketing strategies in higher ed for over a decade, having worked in admissions, development, and marketing. She is currently the marketing manager at the higher education research and consulting firm, Eduventures, where she is in charge of the company's digital strategy. Karlyn holds a BS in Communication, and MBA and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology.

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