Developing valid and reliable online survey instruments using commercial software programs

Academic Article


  • The increased popularity and ease of creating online surveys may allow for professionals with little knowledge of appropriate study design and psychometrics to develop instruments with questionable methodological rigor. The present study provides one example of developing an online survey instrument using appropriate survey design. This article will provide health sciences librarians with a resource in the development of a valid and reliable survey instrument using Recommendations for future research include surveying health sciences librarians and other professionals to gain a better understanding of the need for education on this topic.
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    Author List

  • Evans RR; Burnett DO; Kendrick OW; Macrina DM; Snyder SW; Roy JPL; Stephens BC
  • Start Page

  • 42
  • End Page

  • 52
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 1