B – Reporting guidelines for survey research

Bennett C, Khangura S, Brehaut JC, et al. Reporting guidelines for survey research: an analysis of published guidance and reporting practices. PloS Medicine 2011;8(8):e1001069
(doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001069)

The authors identified any previous relevant guidance and any evidence on the quality of reporting of survey research. The results of their study showed that guidance is limited and consensus lacking. They highlighted the need for a clear and consistent reporting guidelines specific to survey research, that would provide the structure to ensure more complete reporting and allow clearer review and interpretation of the results from surveys.