Adapting surveys for nonprofit research
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2009
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Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 387–403, Spring 2009
How to Cite
Ritchie, W. J. and Sherlock, J. J. (2009), Adapting surveys for nonprofit research. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 19: 387–403. doi: 10.1002/nml.225
- Issue published online: 19 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2009
Many useful survey instruments have been developed in the for-profit management arena, but they often require varying levels of adaptation for relevant application in the nonprofit context. This research note first explains key steps in the process for adapting and testing a survey instrument. It then illustrates how each step should be applied and reported using a case study adaptation of Hodgkinson's (1992) strategic locus of control instrument for nonprofit use.