Survey User's Guide

Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Single Medical Office: Paper Survey

X = perform task during this period.

Task Timeline for Project Planning Preparation/Planning Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6  
Getting Started - Ch. 2 Determine available resources, project scope & schedule X            
Decide whether to use an outside vendor (and select vendor) X            
Form a project team X            
Determining Your Data Collection Methods - Ch. 3 Decide how surveys will be distributed and returned   X          
Establish a point of contact in the medical office   X          
Establishing Data Collection Procedures - Ch. 4 Decide whether to track response through identifiers   X          
Assemble survey materials (develop and print materials)     X        
Publicize and promote the survey     X X X X  
Distribute first survey       X      
Track responses and calculate preliminary response rates         X X   End of data collection
Distribute reminder         X    
Distribute second survey           X  
Close out data collection             X

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Single Medical Office: Paper Survey. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/userguide/medofficefig1.html