ERIC Number: ED222538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Survey Development: Manual on Writing a Survey.
Stacey, Susan E.; Moyer, Kerry L.
This handbook was developed for use by individuals with limited experience in performing good survey-based research. The essential procedures in the preparation of a survey are outlined and discussed. The method of survey construction proposed consists of several tasks: (1) survey objectives and research questions are specified; (2) literature is reviewed and abstract concepts are defined; (3) question formats and type of statistical analysis are selected; (4) survey items are written and arranged in order; (5) physical appearance of the questionnaire is adjusted; (6) cover letter and instructions are prepared; and, finally, (7) the survey is validated. Examples illustrate the method for properly completing each procedure, and a summary checklist is provided to evaluate the survey to be used. A sample self-evaluation form for survey development completes the information in the manual. (DWH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Research and Evaluation.