Designing Questionnaires (I is for Investigation, Session 3)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This training provides an overview of how to develop a questionnaire. The session provides the learner with guidance on how to prepare for designing a questionnaire, and then discusses the different types of questionnaires, the different types of questions, and then how to design questions and format them into a questionnaire.

This module is part of the "I is for Investigation" training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of outbreak investigation.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH

Narrator:

Rachel Frantz

NCIPH Reviewer:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, CPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Brettania Lopes, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C8. Ensures collection of valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

American Statistical Association (1999). What Is a Survey? Designing a Questionnaire. Alexandria, VA: Section on Survey Research Methods.

American Statistical Association (1997). What Is a Survey? More About Mail Surveys. Alexandria, VA: Section on Survey Research Methods, American Statistical Association.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology Program Office, Outbreak of Jaundice in a Rural County. http://www.nwcphp.org/resources/epidemiology/casestudies/west-branch-an-outbreak-of-jaundice-in-a-rural-county

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Foodborne Outbreak Response and Surveillance Unit (2003). Outbreak Investigation Toolkit: Standard Questionnaire. http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneoutbreaks/standard_questionnaire.htm

Fowler, F.J. (1993). Survey Research Methods: Second Edition. Sage Publications: Newbury Park.

Reingold, A. (1998). Outbreak Investigations - A Perspective. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Vol. 4 No. 1: January - March 1998.

Salant, P. and Dillman, D. (1994). How to Conduct Your Own Survey. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York.

Stehr-Green, J.K. (2002). A Multi-state Outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 Infection: Case Study Instructor's Guide. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/casestudies/classroom/ecoli.htm

Stehr-Green, J. and Stehr-Green, P. (2004). Hypothesis Generating Interviews. Module 3 of a Field Epidemiology Methods course being developed in the NC Center for Public Health Preparedness, UNC Chapel Hill.

Torok, M. (2004). FOCUS on Field Epidemiology. "Case Finding and Line Listing: A Guide for Investigators." Volume 1, Issue 4. NC Center for Public Health Preparedness.

Wiggins, B. and Deeb-Sossa, N. (2000). Conducting Telephone Surveys. Chapel Hill, NC: Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.

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