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Figure 2. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Web-Based Survey

Survey User's Guide: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Chapter 5. Conducting a Web-Based Survey: Figure 2. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Web-Based Su

X = perform task during this period.
Task Timeline for Project PlanningPreparation/PlanningWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6 
Getting Started - Ch. 2Determine available resources, project scope, and scheduleX       
Decide whether to use an outside vendor (and select vendor)X      
Form a project teamX      
Determining Your Data Collection Methods - Ch. 3Design and pretest your Web-based survey (Ch. 5)X      
Establish a point of contact in each medical office/system X     
Establishing Data Collection Procedures - Ch. 4Decide whether to track responses through identifiers X     
Assemble survey materials (as needed) X     
Publicize and promote the survey XXXX  
Send prenotification E-mail  X    
Send wurvey inviation E-mail with link to survey   X   
Track responses and calculate preliminary response rates    XX End of data collection
Distribute first reminder (a few days after invitation)   X   
Distribute second reminder    X  
Distribute third reminder     X 
Close out data collection      X

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Current as of December 2008
Internet Citation: Figure 2. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Web-Based Survey: Survey User's Guide: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Chapter 5. Conducting a Web-Based Survey: Figure 2. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Web-Based Su. December 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/userguide/medofficefig2.html