Survey Glossary

This glossary of survey research terminology — a survey dictionary or survey wiki —  contains definitions of commonly used survey research terms. Links are also provided to our articles that discuss that survey glossary terms.

The definitions given here are in the context of a survey project.  However, many of terms are used in other research fields.

For a more detailed discussion, please refer to our Survey Guidebook or consider attending one of our Survey Workshops where we discuss in detail many of these concepts as they apply to designing and executing a successful survey project.