Survey User's Guide

Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Paper Surveys

Task Timeline for Project Planning Preparation/Planning Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Getting Started—Chapter 2
Determine available resources, project scope, and schedule X                  
Decide whether to use an outside vendor (and select vendor) X                  
Form a project team X                  
Determining Your Data Collection Methods—Chapter 3
Decide how surveys will be distributed and returned                
Establish a point of contact in the nursing home     X              
Establishing Data Collection Procedures—Chapter 4
Decide whether to track response through identifiers     X              
Assemble survey materials (develop and print materials)                
Publicize and promote the survey        
Distribute first survey         X          
*Track responses and calculate preliminary response rates            
*Distribute reminder             X      
*Distribute second survey                 X  
*Close out data collection (end of 9th week)                   X


* End of data collection.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Paper Surveys. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.