CQI Quick Sheet: Lessons Learned: Surveys

Learn about the different types of survey to use, how to increase response rates and who should be surveyed.

Publication year: 2016
Capacity Building Center for Courts


The CQI Quick Sheet series is meant to assist Court Improvement Programs plan for evaluating an area of focus. It includes some specific questions to ask, as well as some useful tips on methodologies to help achieve goals to improve in this area.

Some of the answers that this paper is looking to resolve are:

  • What is the best type of survey to use?
  • How to increase response rates?
  • Who should be surveyed?
  • How many people should be in the sample?
  • Is the sample going to be random?

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for Courts (2016). CQI Quick Sheet: Lessons Learned: Surveys. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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