Survey Design: Reporting and Displaying Survey Results

This course is open for registration.

If you’ve written and administered a high quality survey, you’ll want to do it justice by presenting your results in informative and compelling ways. In
Survey Design: Reporting and Displaying Survey Results you’ll learn how to tailor a report to an audience, present clear, easy-to-read charts, and create full reports, executive summaries, and presentations.

This course is a companion to Survey Design: Sampling, Implementation, and Analysis, your guide to creating and implementing a survey and analyzing survey results.


The course includes:

  • A realistic scenario you engage to learn and practice skills
  • Self-assessment of skills, pre and post
  • A handy guide to creating survey reports and presentations
  • An example executive summary
  • A full report template
  • Recommended resources
  • A final review activity 

 Learning Outcomes

After you have completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Create reports that present survey results in meaningful and compelling ways to stakeholders
  • Identify the most appropriate chart type and table for presenting specific survey results 
  • Identify and avoid common errors in creating reports
  • Identify and avoid ethical issues in creating reports


All health sciences librarians, other health information professionals, and students. Knowledge of survey questionnaire design or completion of the companion course, Survey Design: Sampling, Implementation, and Analysis, is recommended.

MLA CE Credits

Subject Matter Expert 

Susan M. Wolfe, PhD, has been conducting research and evaluating programs for over 35 years. She has published countless technical reports, executive summaries,  infographics, book chapters, and peer reviewed journal articles and has presented at national and international conferences. Her career includes conducting research in university settings and evaluating programs and policies for school districts, community-based medical centers, nonprofit organizations, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. Susan is a community and developmental psychologist by training, and a community consultant with Susan Wolfe and Associates.

Susan developed the course based on a template created by Deborah Charbonneau, the subject matter expert for the companion course, Survey Design: Sampling, Implementation, and Analysis

The team that created Survey Design: Reporting and Displaying Survey Results:

Susan M. Wolfe, Subject Matter Expert

Patti Bryant (, Instructional Designer

Caitlin Pike, MLA Information Management Curriculum Committee Representative

Staff support:

Deb Cavanaugh, MLA Director, Professional Development

Barry Grant, MLA Director, Education

Registration Fees:

  • Member: $85
  • Student Member: $43
  • Emeritus, Retired, Unemployed and Lower Dues: $43
  • Nonmember: $115