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How to... design a survey

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Some online resources

There is a great deal of information on surveys on the Web, much of it linked with commercial use. Some of the better sites are listed below.

General Information


An excellent summary, easy to read.


Simple easy to digest overview.


A Canadian publication on the latest survey techniques.


Use it to search articles on surveys.

Academic Centres

Research Methods


From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (PDF file)


From the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, Washington DC. (PDF file)


From the Survey Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
(PDF file)


Article on Mori's website

Online surveys


A useful site looking at how to set up a web questionnaire, including the coding.

Public opinion polls

Questionnaire development


Site hosts some papers on questionnaire development.

Software for surveys