Q. How do I cite a survey on the reference page?

I took a survey of students and used it in my research paper. How do I cite that since it's not a published piece of writing?


Personal surveys that you conducted are:

  • Cited in-text only
  • Not included on the References page in APA because they are not published works.  

Example of an in-text citation of a survey you conducted:

  • First and Middle Initials Last Name (Survey, Date, Year)
  • Example: According to the student survey conducted by M.A. Jewell (Survey, Date, Year)...

If the survey is from the internet, then cite it as a website.  See the APA Help guide for examples.

Click on References and In-text Citation Examples and select websites.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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