Chapter Summary

Chapter objectives:

  • To explore the use of survey methods in research into health and health care which are widely used in this and other fields of research
  • To define and explain what quantitative survey methodology is – including the techniques and resources required for carrying out a survey
  • To outline the role of theory and the process of translating concepts into indicators
  • To assess the strengths and weaknesses of different techniques for collecting data
  • To identify the major issues in managing a survey and analyzing and presenting data