Successful questionnaire design
If you want to be sure that the information you are gathering will get you better grades, you need to know how to:
Determine the sample group
Write the questions
Format the questionnaire
Conduct the survey
Analyse and interpret the results
This is known as the design process.
These are not discreet stages. In reality, you need to consider how you are going to analyse the data before you write the questionnaire. This will help you to determine what questions you are going to ask, and in what order. The way in which you set out the questions can have a significant influence on how your subject responds.
|Make sure you check if your department has any specific requirements or guidelines they expect you to follow when developing questionnaires and conducting surveys.|
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After you have worked through this tutorial, why not use the Designing Questionnaires Checklist to find out how much you have learned?
On the next chapter, you can find out how to define your objectives.