Surveys range from involved to simple; some are well-done, while others are poorly-constructed. One thing is certain ... depending on your own immediate objectives, the complexity of the survey will vary. But what of the quality? If you foresee any possibility of employing a survey, you may wish to consider the following information about the construction of survey instruments.
Vacca, J. L. (1980). Surveys: Valuable Tools for the Reading Consultant. Reading Horizons, 20 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol20/iss4/7