Educator's blueprint: A how-to guide for survey design

AEM Educ Train. 2022 Aug 23;6(4):e10796. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10796. eCollection 2022 Aug.


Surveys are ubiquitous in medical education. They can be valuable for assessment across a wide range of applications and are frequently used in medical education research. This Educator's Blueprint paper reviews the best practices in survey design with a focus on survey development. Key components of the survey design process include determining whether a survey is the right tool, using an intentional approach to content development, and following best practices in item writing and formatting. These processes are meant to help educators and researchers design better surveys for making better decisions.