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How do I structure effective questionnaires?

How do I structure effective questionnaires?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • What is a questionnaire?
  • What do I need to consider in preparation?
  • What types of question can be used on a questionnaire?
  • What are the different types of questionnaire structure?
  • What are the advantages of a questionnaire?
  • What are the disadvantages of a questionnaire?
  • What should I do now?

What is a questionnaire?

Perhaps one of the most widely used data collection methods for undergraduate educational research is that of the questionnaire. As with interviews, the questionnaire is widely known to people – we appear to be surrounded with such sheets of paper, whether module evaluation forms, medical questionnaires or insurance forms, etc. Basically a questionnaire asks for ...

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