Planning to collect original data? Here are some tools that can guide your approach.
Survey Research Guide from Colorado State University provides a comprehensive review of how to effectively design, conduct, analyze, and report a survey.
Guide to Conducting Focus Groups from University of Minnesota describes the key steps to designing and conducting successful focus groups.
A Guide to Designing and Conducting In-Depth Interviews from Pathfinder International describes the process for conducting interviews and how to successfully implement it.
A number of organizations have developed research design tools to publish reports that include surveys, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. The following reports can serve as resources when designing tools for future research.
Adult Consumer Survey (p.58) and Youth Consumer Survey for Families (p.66) from Arizona Department of Health Services measure consumers’ perceptions of behavioral health services. English and Spanish versions are provided.
The Southeast Center for Healthy Communities, a program of Health Imperatives, conducted this Community Health Assessment for the Community Health Network Areas (CHNA) to uncover community health needs, identify vulnerable community groups, and determine gaps in community health programming .The key informant interview questionnaire is on p. 38.
Resident Survey on smoking and health behaviors was performed by the New Bedford Housing Authority for SCHHWI about cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The results are used to increase opportunities for good health among public housing residents. (Contact: UMass Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis)
Parent Survey About Walking and Biking to School is provided by the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools. This survey was conducted with the parents of Spencer Borden School in 2012. Spencer Borden Walk to School Survey 2012 contains information from parents about their children’s trip to and from school.
Community Health Needs Survey_Working Waterfront_9.26 was created by the Center for Policy Analysis to identify the most pressing problems in the SouthCoast that can be addressed through community action. (Contact: UMass Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis)