A guide for the design and conduct of self-administered surveys of clinicians

Burns, Karen E. A.; Duffett, Mark; Kho, Michelle E.; Meade, Maureen O.; Adhikari, Neill K. J.; Sinuff, Tasnim; Cook, Deborah J.
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p245
Academic Journal
The article discusses the design and conduct of self-administered postal and electronic surveys of clinicians. It discusses the methods to identify the sampling frame, generate items to be included in the questionnaire, and turn these items to a manageable list. It also presents the composition of questionnaire and the differences between postal and electronic surveys. It also discusses the administration and testing of questionnaires, maximization of response rates, and transparency in reporting the results.


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