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  • A formal proposal paper stating the background, purpose, objectives, type of survey, hypothesis and specific aims, role within the greater research endeavor and design of the survey including sample size, mode of survey, strategies for increasing response rates, description of the statistical analysis plan, and mean survey response times. This paper should also document the assessment of the survey by a focus group with cognitive interviews, the method of drafting and validating the survey questions, and the piloting process, as well as the IRB approval for the study (please see the paper on “Survey Guidelines for the American Pediatric Surgical Association” for additional details.)
  • A link to the survey. The researcher is responsible for providing the platform for administration to APSA members (e.g. Survey Monkey).
  • A cover letter with a brief introduction to the survey
  • Completed letter of engagement