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Principles of Survey Development

Faculty Development Workshop
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:30am to 9:00am

Weingold Conference Room
GW Hospital
6th Floor, Room 6113


Myisha Braddock

Surveys are commonly used in health professions education. Unfortunately, few educators are familiar with the best practices of survey design. The purpose of this workshop is to provide health professions educators with an introduction to a systematic process for creating valid and reliable surveys that can be used as assessment or research tools.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to…

  1. Recognize how to use a systematic, 7-step process as the framework for survey design;
  2. Demonstrate how to develop an appropriate set of items (a survey “scale”) to characterize the educational construct being measured; and
  3. Identify common item-writing pitfalls in survey design. 


Dr. Anthony R. Artino, Jr. is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Anthony received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on learning and motivation, survey design, and online education. He has recently presented several survey-design workshops at national and international meetings.


The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

CME Credit

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this continuing medical education activity for 1 credit in Category 1 of the Physicians' Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.