Survey User's Guide

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

Task Timeline for Project Planning Preparation/Planning Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
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 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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Figure B-1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for Web-based Surveys. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.