survey

(redirected from surveys)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

survey

 [sur´va]
an inspection or examination.
primary survey primary assessment.

sur·vey

(sŭr'vā),
1. An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
2. A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
3. A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]

survey

Any means—e.g., questionnaire, diary, interview script, group of items—used to collect patient reported outcome data.

survey

Clinical research A nonexperimental observational or descriptive evaluation of a group of individuals for the presence or absence of characteristics of interest. See AIDS belief survey, AUTS survey, CAP survey, HANES survey, Horizontal survey, National Nosocomial Infection Survery, SF-12 survey, Satisfaction survey, SF-36 survey, Skeletal survey.

sur·vey

(sŭr'vā)
1. An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
2. A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
3. A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]

sur·vey

(sŭr'vā)
1. A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
2. An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
3. A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]

survey,

n the study and examination of an area of consideration, a diagnostic cast, or a radiograph.
survey, radiation,
n evaluation of the radiation hazards incidental to the production, use, or existence of radioactive materials or other sources of radiation under a specific set of conditions.
survey, radiograph,
n See survey, radiographic.
survey, radiographic,
n the production of the minimal number of radiographic examinations necessary for a radiographic interpretation.
survey, roentgenographic,
n See survey, radiographic.
survey, vertical bite-wing,
n a series of oral radiographs in which the teeth are viewed and recorded from a series of positions: the
molar position, where the film is positioned approximately over the center of the second molar on each side of the oral cavity;
premolar, where the film is positioned over the mandibular premolar teeth on each side;
anterior, where the film is centered between the canine and lateral teeth; and
central bite-wing, where the film is placed at the midline.

survey

a comprehensive examination of an area or population for a particular purpose. The survey may be of a part, e.g. cross-sectional survey, or for a particular end-result, e.g. a prevalence survey, or by the use of a particular method, e.g. aerial survey, or a combination of these, e.g. seroepidemiological.

survey radiograph
a plain radiograph of a large area before embarking on a special radiographic technique for achieving special results. Called also scout radiography.
References in periodicals archive ?
For as long as we've been conducting our retirement survey, we've seen a great divide between employees and employers on retirement issues," said Catherine Collinson, retirement and market trends expert for the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies1.
The use of technology can greatly enhance the format, experience and complexity of web-based surveys by providing capabilities that do not exist in other survey formats.
Not all of my surveyor staff were happy about new review policies put into place to safeguard the accuracy of survey reports, and not all providers were especially happy about the agency's intensified enforcement actions aimed at repeat offenders.
Reports are now based on the three most recent standard surveys after January 1, 1996, as well as information from all complaint surveys after January 1, 1998, or within a year of the most recent standard survey, whichever is later.
I think it's the proper way to do business,'' Zine said of the decision to suspend the survey pending talks.
The survey told us CPAs still look to us, so we plan to maintain the quality and value of our CPE.
The Survey results also find that interest in personalization is spreading beyond the desktop to consumers' television and mobile screens.
The response rate was lower than generally found in Web-based surveys (Cook, Health & Thompson, 2000) and thus generalizability of the results about student satisfaction is limited since the respondents may not be reflective of the entire student population.
Meanwhile, although the actual number of visits to nursing homes increased from an average of two per year to more than five per year, there was a decrease in the number of annual surveys conducted and an inability of the state to meet the 12-month average, Benner testified.
The Informa Research Services Survey also found that Citizens and Bank of America are also among the "Top-20 institutions that do well in garnering customer commitment.
The survey described here was designed to contribute to the project strand focusing on developing a Teaching and Learning Campus Profile for campus-wide formative assessment to provide an accurate understanding of our accomplishments and highlight what still needs to be done.
When the surveys were analyzed, I found that 17 of the 59 non-service learners, and 42 of the 107 service learners indicated that they had taken at least one previous class in which service learning was offered.