CQI Quick Sheet: Survey Basics

Learn about what surveys are, the pros and cons of surveys, and more basic information about surveys.

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 the survey development.

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

  • What are surveys and why do we use them?
  • How do you know what questions to ask?


Suggested Citation

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

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