Data collection methods series: Part 4: Designing forms and instruments

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Eileen M Harwood

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Survey instrument design provides an opportunity for researchers to be creative in selecting and designing their data collection and measurement tool. Adopting and adapting questions from prior research should be the first approach, followed by writing new question items specifically for your research topic and target population. This article provides practical strategies and tips for designing survey forms and instruments to best gather the data necessary to answer research questions. Additional technical and scientific advice was offered, but readily available guides and handbooks are recommended resources to all health behavioral researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


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