Chapter 2. Measurement, Forms and Questionnaires

  1. David Machin1,2,3 and
  2. Michael J. Campbell4

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470012994.ch2

Design of Studies for Medical Research

Design of Studies for Medical Research

How to Cite

Machin, D. and Campbell, M. J. (2005) Measurement, Forms and Questionnaires, in Design of Studies for Medical Research, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470012994.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

  2. 2

    UK Children's Cancer Study Group, University of Leicester, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Medical Statistics Group, Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844953

Online ISBN: 9780470012994

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Keywords:

  • taking appropriate measurements;
  • Ordered Categorical or Ranked Data;
  • measure of interest;
  • assessing tumour shrinkage;
  • visual analogue score (VAS);
  • precision;
  • forms and layout;
  • closed and open questions;
  • data collection and processing;
  • ‘Social desirability’ bias

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Data

  • Measurement

  • Forms

  • Questionnaires

  • Data Collection and Processing

  • Technical Notes