February 4, 2019; Shakopee, MN -- Many Scott County residents are familiar with the County’s Residents Survey, generally administered once every three years, and 2019 is one of those years. The purposes of administering this scientifically valid survey are many: First, to gauge residents’ opinions, perceptions, and values. Second, the results of the Survey help the County establish priority issues, programs, and services that are aligned with the expressed priorities of the larger community. Third, it gives the County a snapshot of what’s going well, and what we need to improve.
Typically, the surveys are mailed out to randomly selected households (500 in each Commissioner District) with an online option for those who find it more convenient. This year, however, Scott County is also offering an open online option available to every member of the public – just go to www.scottcountymn.gov and follow the link in the main page of the website. While the “open online” results will not be considered statistically valid – that requires many steps, such as randomization, adjusted weighting, and a lot of other fun math stuff – the County is interested to hear from everyone about the issues that are (or aren’t!) important to our residents. (Note: All responses are strictly confidential and are collected and analyzed by National Research Center, Inc.)
So if you’ve received and submitted a written survey, the County thanks you! If you weren’t one of the lucky ones randomly chosen, do consider providing your input at www.scottcountymn.gov.