Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Paper Surveys

Survey User's Guide: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture

Task Timeline for Project PlanningPreparation/PlanningWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9
Getting Started—Chapter 2
Determine 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—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.

Current as of September 2008
Internet Citation: Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Paper Surveys: Survey User's Guide: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/nursing-home/nhguide/nhguidefig1.html