Figure B-1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Web-based Surveys

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

Task Timeline for Project PlanningPreparation/PlanningWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6
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 returned (optional) X     
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   
Send prenotification E-mail   X   
* Track responses and calculate preliminary response rates     
* Distribute first reminder (a few days after invitation)    X  
* Distribute second reminder     X 
* Distribute third reminder/close out data collection      X

* End of data collection.

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Page last reviewed September 2008
Internet Citation: Figure B-1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Web-based 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/nhguidefigb1.html