Publication details for Dr Bryan BurfordBurford, B, Hesketh, A, Wakeling, J, Bagnall, G, Colthart, I, Illing, J, Kergon, C, Morrow, G, Spencer, J & van Zwanenberg, T. (2009). Asking the right questions and getting meaningful responses: 12 tips on developing and administering a questionnaire survey for healthcare professionals. Medical Teacher 31(3): 207-211.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0142-159X, 1466-187X
- DOI: 10.1080/01421590802225762
- View online: Online version
- Durham research online: DRO record
Author(s) from Durham
Questionnaires provide a useful and versatile tool for new and occasional researchers, and can be applied to a wide range of topics. This paper provides simple guidance on some of the potential pitfalls in developing and running a questionnaire study, and how to avoid them. Each tip is illustrated with a real-life example from the development of a UK-wide questionnaire survey of trainee doctors and their educational supervisors.
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