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Survey Design Software (Qualtrics): Literature & Resources

A tool for creating and administering web-based surveys, supported by the Data Services.

Best Practices in the Field

Bibliography of Survey Design

  • Converse, J. M. and Presser, S.  Survey Questions: Handcrafting the Standardized Questionnaire. Sage University Paper series on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences,No. 07-063. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications,1986
  • Fowler, F.J. Jr. Improving Survey Questions: Design and Evaluation, Applied Social Research Methods Series Volume 38.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 1995.
  • Payne, Stanley. The Art of Asking Questions. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1980.
  • Sudman, S., & Bradburn, N. Asking questions: A practical guide to questionnaire design. SanFrancisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1982.

Bibliography from the Reference Library of Harvard University Program on Survey Design