Questionnaire construction and question writing for research in medical education

Med Educ. 1988 Jul;22(4):345-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1988.tb00764.x.


This booklet describes the basic principles of questionnaire construction and design using examples applicable to research in medical education. It is intended for medical educators and researchers who plan to construct questionnaires to gather data about a course, curriculum component or medical education programme. An easy-to-use list of problems to consider when writing questions for a questionnaire is provided. As well, information is provided about the structure of a questionnaire and of the covering letter sent to potential respondents.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical*
  • Research
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*