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The manual Survey Methods and Practices is a practical guide to survey planning, design and implementation. Its 13 chapters cover many of the issues related to survey taking and many of the basic methods that can be usefully incorporated into the design and implementation of a survey.

This publication also provides insight on what is required to build efficient and high quality surveys, and on the effective and appropriate use of survey data in analysis.

The manual Survey Methods and Practices (12-587-X, free) is now available from the Key resource module under Publications. This publication was previously only available in print format (12-587-X, $50). See How to order products.

For more information, contact David Dolson (613-951-4783;, Social Survey Methods Division.