Physicians often face challenges in decision-making related to patient care. If there are no clear guidelines, conducting an electronic survey (e.g., PracticalSurveys, SurveyMonkey, Zoomerang, SurveyGizmo, PollDaddy, etc.) is always an option. Surveys can be a useful research tool. They are usually done through the society membership email list of the respective specialty, but sometimes they are done through other sources. It can be difficult knowing if these surveys are representative of true expert opinion or are a statistically reliable opinion sample. There are several factors which influence the response rate: knowledge of the upcoming survey, accuracy of the email list, recipient spam filters, length and complexity of survey questions, etc. Advantages of conducting electronic surveys are accessibility, ability for rapid distribution and response collection, anonymity of responders and quick data analysis. One challenge regarding the accuracy of electronic surveys...
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Letter to the Editor| June 2016
Electronic Survey Opinion Polls: Are They Really Worth It?
Muhammad Rafique, M.D.;
ASA Monitor June 2016, Vol. 80, 69.
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Muhammad Rafique, Kayla R. Bober; Electronic Survey Opinion Polls: Are They Really Worth It?. ASA Monitor 2016; 80:69
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