Survey forms are designed to aid in the conduction of surveys of any nature. They are records of the findings of such surveys, the methodology of the operation, the conclusions drawn etc. Survey forms must be designed according to the specific nature of the survey to be conducted. The form is usually designed in the form of question, that is, in an interrogative mode. The questions asked should be pointed, direct, unambiguous yet comprehensive, addressing all the aspects of the topic on which the survey is being conducted. Some examples of survey forms are follows:
Market survey forms: These, as the name suggests, deal with the emerging trends in the market, brands and consumption patterns of sections of society.
Geographical survey forms: These are concerned with the changes that occur in landforms, water bodies etc. Usually surveys are concerned with some kind of analysis which leads to certain definite inferences being drawn.
Health survey forms: These are designed by leading medical companies in order to predict and formulate the major lifestyle and health hazards that beset society. The questions framed must pertain to the nature of the survey, and be relevant.
There are many other kinds of survey forms as well. The importance of survey forms is manifold. Some key advantages of using survey forms are as follows: