Surveys and questionnaires in nursing research
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Surveys and questionnaires in nursing research

Fiona Timmins Associate professor of nursing, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Surveys and questionnaires are often used in nursing research to elicit the views of large groups of people to develop the nursing knowledge base. This article provides an overview of survey and questionnaire use in nursing research, clarifies the place of the questionnaire as a data collection tool in quantitative research design and provides information and advice about best practice in the development of quantitative surveys and questionnaires.

Nursing Standard. 29, 42, 42-50. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.42.42.e8904


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Received: 24 February 2014

Accepted: 06 May 2014