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Patient Surveys and Healthcare Satisfaction Surveys – Examining Non-Random Sampling Strategies for your Survey Needs

In our previous post we discussed the types of random samples you may choose to use for your patient surveys or healthcare satisfaction survey. In addition to random samples, there are also some Non-Random Sampling Strategies to be considered. Continue reading

Hospital Surveys – How to truly get a random sample of your patient population

When planning your hospital survey, it is unlikely you will survey each of your patients due to the sheer size of the hospitals patient population. For that reason, random sampling is the preferred method. Continue reading

Health and Medical Surveys – Avoiding Biased Sampling of Your Patient Population

When developing your medical or healthcare satisfaction survey you will want to give thought to random and biased sampling of your patient population. If it is your desire to generalize the findings in your survey to the total patient population, you will want a sample that is truly representative of that group. Continue reading

Healthcare Surveys and Medical Research Surveys – Identifying Target Population and Sample Size for Your Healthcare Related Survey

When planning your healthcare survey or medical research survey, you will need to identify the group of patients that you would like to gather your data from. Because the target population (all patients that had a surgery in a particular hospital) can be very large, it can be cost prohibitive to gather data from all of them. In this case, it is common to take a sample of the total group and use it to generalize the findings to the target population. Continue reading

Survey Research Briefs – Writing a Research Brief for a Successful Survey

A great research brief begins with clear objectives and is an essential first step in any survey.  A well thought out plan will enable you to prioritize your objective and to develop the right questions to gain the information you need for your market research.

The first step in developing your brief would be to answer these questions: Continue reading