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survey

a research tool which is used to elicit information about respondents' attitudes, opinions and preferences. In MARKETING RESEARCH, surveys are employed to discover more about potential consumers' views and perceptions of existing and proposed new products, and more specifically about the buying intentions of customers.

Surveys may also be used to discover employees' views on aspects of company policy and to assess employees' MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT etc.

See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.

survey

The process by which land is located with reference to commonly agreed upon landmarks or other points of reference, and then measured out for all of its boundaries, including distances and direction-and-degree of turns. Surveys will typically note any indicia of property lines, even if inaccurate, including fence lines and marks left by prior surveyors. A topographic survey will also include land contours. An as-built survey will include all improvements upon the property with their placement and dimensions.
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If the The Joint Commission finds it surveyable to require a patient to be matched to a unit of blood before transfusion--which it does--why would it not be surveyable to require a patient to be matched to his ID bracelet before a venipuncture?
The surveyable area in each bay was defined to be the sum of the area of all the possible transects.
In order to make this illustration more surveyable, two simplifications have been made:
For Hilbert, by contrast, formalized proofs are concrete and surveyable objects over which we cannot quantify formally.
Sasselov says that looking for transits first, instead of radial-velocity changes, will allow astronomers to extend the region searched for exoplanets from a couple hundred light-years to about 8,000 and the pool of potentially surveyable stars from about 40,000 to more than 100 million.
The question therefore is how to make this complexity and ambivalence surveyable, and manageable.