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Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for a Successful Survey This page provides tips, tricks, and techniques for conducting surveys. Feel free to review the various articles below and check back for updates.

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Table of Contents Section Description What is a Survey? A definition of surveys.

Survey Software Tools A description of survey software tools.

Cycle of Continuous Improvement An Overview of the Deming Cycle of Continuous Improvement.

Survey Project Responsibility Checklist A list of survey activities divided into the Deming Cycle Categories.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT IS A SURVEY? Knowledge is the fuel that runs a successful organization. The success or failure of any organization depends on knowing the attitudes, beliefs, and opinions of its people and also of the people it serves. The best way to determine these is by conducting a survey.

A survey may be called different things, depending on its purpose: a poll, a questionnaire, an opinionnaire, an evaluator, an assessment, an inventory, or a survey. Throughout this document, all of these various forms are referred to as surveys.

A survey is a systematic, scientific, and impartial way of collecting information. For example, you can survey a group (or sample) of people about their feelings, motivations, plans, beliefs, and personal, educational, and financial background. This information is used to generalize conclusions or statements about the larger group (or population) from which the sample is drawn. The intent of the survey is not to describe the particular individuals who take part in a sampling, but to obtain a statistical profile of the population.

Surveys are all around us. They can be used to: Measure and improve customers satisfaction levels.

Discover worker attitudes about issues affecting the work environment, quality, and...