Survey Design and Question Development Guides

The following selection of documents have been provided as a basic first step in understanding the survey design and question development processes for those with little or no experience with best practice methods.

Please refer to the Deakin University Survey Evaluation Framework before undertaking any survey. All surveys must be approved and appropriately scheduled prior to commencement.

Please ensure that the information you wish to collect is not already available from existing sources.

Item File size
What kind of instrument is needed? Qualitative vs Quantitative Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 81 KB)
Writing questions appropriate to the aims of the survey Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 69 KB)
Writing questions that make sense Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 84 KB)
Ordering questions to ensure smooth flow for respondents Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 60 KB)
Using section breaks and headings to group topics/themes Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 68 KB)
Format and Layout Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 65 KB)
Focus Groups and In-depth Interviews Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 54 KB)
Self-completion instruments: Web-based vs Paper Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 82 KB)
Survey Length Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 50 KB)
Incentives, Prize Draws and Rewards Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 50 KB)
Pilot Testing Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 49 KB)
Glossary of Terms Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 70 KB)

 

 

 


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