A quick guide to survey research

T L Jones, M A J Baxter, V Khanduja

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Questionnaires are a very useful survey tool that allow large populations to be assessed with relative ease. Despite a widespread perception that surveys are easy to conduct, in order to yield meaningful results, a survey needs extensive planning, time and effort. In this article, we aim to cover the main aspects of designing, implementing and analysing a survey as well as focusing on techniques that would improve response rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • Health Surveys/methods
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Postal Service
  • Research Design/standards
  • Surveys and Questionnaires/standards
  • Telephone


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