Qualtrics is an online survey tool that is very popular with researchers because of the combination of power and ease of use. It has many tools for branching and randomization and can output data as a fully-labeled SPSS file (in addition to standard Excel and CSV). Mason Libraries provides some useful resources for Qualtrics on their Survey Software webpage.

Qualtrics is not approved to collect Highly Sensitive Data.

Mason has a university subscription to Qualtrics, but in CHSS each department has it's own “departmental administrator” who works with researchers to create logins, and follow departmental preferences on surveys, etc.

Departmental administrators are listed below. Please refer your questions to your administrator.


Department/Center First Name Last Name Email
CHSS Jenna McGwin jmcgwin@gmu.edu
CHSS Michele  Schwietz mschwiet@gmu.edu
CHSS Craig Zaccaro czaccaro@gmu.edu
AAAS Juton Myers jmyers37@gmu.edu
Communication Brittany Sanders bsander7@gmu.edu
Criminology, Law and Society Linda  Merola lmerola@gmu.edu
Cultural Studies Program Roger Lancaster rlancast@gmu.edu
Economics Shams Bahabib sbahabib@gmu.edu
English Nupoor Ranade nranade@gmu.edu
Global Affairs Erika Marquina emarquin@gmu.edu
Higher Education Katie Richards kricha22@gmu.edu
History & Art History Sue Woods swoods14@gmu.edu
Modern and Classical Languages Esperanza Roman-Mendoza eromanme@gmu.edu
Philosophy & Religious Studies Rabia Ghani rghani@gmu.edu
Psychology David Cerri


School of Integrative Studies Misty Krell mkrell@gmu.edu
SOAN Farhana Islam fislam2@gmu.edu
Women and Gender Studies Holly Mason Badra hmason2@gmu.edu
Center for Climate Change Communication Teresa Myers tmyers6@gmu.edu
Center for Climate Change Communication John Kotcher jkotcher@gmu.edu
Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) Katharine Rupp krupp@gmu.edu
Institute for Immigration Research Katharine Rupp krupp@gmu.edu