RESEARCH REFLECTIONS: Survey techniques for nursing studies

Brian Corner, Manon Lemonde


Obtaining adequate survey response rates from registered nurses can at times seem like an uphill battle. Even students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs are often inundated with requests to participate in surveys, to which they may stop responding altogether (Nulty, 2008). Ignoring or not responding to survey requests does not bode well for the researcher who is trying to collect data to complete a post-graduate degree, or a researcher attempting to publish what could prove to be an important study.

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