Notes and tips on Surveys

Hurst, P and Bird, S 2019, 'Notes and tips on Surveys' in Stephen R Bird (ed.) Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 102-108.

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Title Notes and tips on Surveys
Author(s) Hurst, P
Bird, S
Year 2019
Title of book Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, UK
Editor(s) Stephen R Bird
Start page 102
End page 108
Subjects Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Summary A survey is a research tool that gathers information from a relatively large sample of people to help provide inferences about a wider population. To ensure data gathered from this type of research are reliable and of quality, researchers are required to ensure that systematic and thoughtful planning is given to the design, delivery and reporting of the survey. While there is no universal standard for best practice, there are certain steps that should be followed when sampling, designing and reporting the results. This chapter introduces the reader to survey research and offers guidance on the design of a survey, the sampling and recruitment process and the ethical considerations. The chapter also briefly describes how researchers can best report their results in health and physical activity research.
Copyright notice © 2019 selection and editorial matter, Stephen R. Bird; individual chapters, the contributors
Keyword(s) Research
Physical activity
ISBN 9781138067677
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