Physical Therapy Survey Research

Physical therapy survey, as in any survey, is one of the most common types of doing research quantitatively and qualitatively. In physical therapy survey research, the private practice identifies a sample of respondents from a specific population. A standard questionnaire is then administered to this selected sample through online surveys, face-to-face or telephone interviews. Using this physical therapy survey, data can be collected from a population.

A physical therapy survey can be distributed through different media but this discussion will focus on electronic surveys.

With the internet at most people’s fingertips, the electronic physical therapy survey is the preferred survey method. Surveys can be sent as email messages or can be posted as forms that need to be completed in websites.

Strengths and Weaknesses of an Electronic Physical Therapy Survey:

Strengths

Cost-effective: It does not cost much to send the physical therapy survey questionnaire online. It would be more expensive to pay for postage or to hire interviewers to conduct the survey.

Ease of Editing, Collating and Analyzing Data. It is very easy to edit the physical therapy survey questionnaire, gather, store, manipulate and analyze the data.

Faster Delivery: The physical therapy survey questionnaires can be delivered to respondents in seconds, as opposed to traditional mail.

Higher Response Rate: Electronic physical therapy surveys show higher response rates than with written surveys or administered face-to-face.

More Honest Responses: Because of anonymity, respondents are more candid with their responses to the electronic physical therapy survey.

Wider Reach. Due to the power of the internet, respondents can be global.

Weaknesses

Limitation of Sample. Respondents of the electronic physical therapy survey will be limited to those with online access.

Technical Problems with Hardware and Software: Administration of the electronic physical therapy survey may be constrained technical problems and the computer proficiency of the respondent.

Regardless of the media of distribution, the physical therapy survey must be able to answer the research questions and collect important data than can be used by the physical therapy business.

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