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Getting Started with Survey Design
The following resources provide useful tips and examples for designing survey tools. Some are specific to the health sciences, and can be found in the Library collections or online.
These websites and documents will help you to plan, design, and conduct your survey. These webpages provide checklists, sample (good and bad) survey questions, and strategies for planning a successful project.
Designing a Survey
This ScienceBuddies page provides an overview for creating a survey including defining and providing examples of types of questions.
Designing Quality Health Survey Questions
Provided by the non-profit Unite for Sight, this site outlines the basics for developing a survey appropriate for your research topic.
Good Practice in the Conduct and Reporting of Survey Research
This article provides a checklist of good practices, including data collection, analysis and reporting. Identifies the common mistakes, errors and pitfalls to be avoided!
The Steps in Designing a Survey Project
This Creative Research Systems page is geared toward commercial businesses, however it provides a thorough overview about using and designing surveys for research.
What is a Survey?
This booklet was written for the American Statistical Association. See chapter 6 for Designing Survey Questions.