Designing and Using Surveys and Questionnaires in Healthcare


This course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. Participants will gain practical skills on how to write good survey questions, using Qualtrics as a platform for developing surveys, and understanding the pitfalls of surveys and questionnaires particularly with respect to validity and reliability. This course will also include a series of case studies on how surveys have been implemented into clinical practice, and the key learnings we can take from our experiences.

The course will be useful for people who are new to survey design, as well as those who would like to improve their skills and knowledge. It will also benefit people who are planning to design a survey in the future (eg. PhD students, clinicians, teaching academics), and those who plan to use previously developed surveys for research.

Who should attend?

  • Health care providers (medical, nursing and allied health staff)
  • Health service researchers
  • Policy makers and program managers
  • Quality managers
  • HDR students (eg. PhD or Masters students)
  • Teaching associates and academics

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