[Biostats bootcamp]

Design and analysis of surveys (20-Jul-2017)

Thu, 20/07/2017 -
09:00 to 12:30


Surveys and questionnaires need to be carefully constructed to maximise the number of respondents, correctly target the information required, ensure valid responses are provided, and successfully analyse the results


This is a free half-day seminar


Recommended Participants

Health and Social Science professionals wishing to collect and analyse subjective information from a study group.


  • Ethics and confidentiality of surveys
  • Sample size estimation
  • Survey instrument and response biases
  • Maximising response rates and quality information
  • The Likert scale, reliability and validity
  • Common pitfalls of surveys
  • Comparison of responses between groups

Learning Objectives: 

  • Effectively frame a survey question
  • Generate your own surveys using SurveyMonkey
  • Generate a summary report based on the responses
Room 3.141, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, The University of Queensland, St Lucia