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SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY School of Social Work Research Sequence ScWk 242 Spring 2008 Assignment #3: Demographics Questionnaire ( Due at the start of class, __/__/__ ) This exercise involves the development of a demographics questionnaire that can be used in actual research to record data. Design Considerations: 1. Assess the demographic variables relevant to your ScWk240/242 research proposal. Remember that these demographic variables will describe your sample (including qualitative projects) and may serve as control variables. 2. Design the actual demographics instrument. In addition to your assessed demographic variables, make sure you include for the purpose of the assignment: age ethnicity sex place of birth socioeconomic status primary language education occupation *** If some of these variables are not applicable (e.g., your sample only involves women so you do not need to assess sex/gender) please attach a note explaining
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Unformatted text preview: this. 3. Questionnaire design should also account for: • Participants name or identifying information (depending on confidentiality/anonymity considerations) • Participant identification number • Date of administration • Appropriate readability and utility • Format to facilitate reading raw data and entering data into computer Tip: Consider design ideas taking into consideration SPSS basics 4. Format instrument to fit within 1 or 2 8½” x11” pages. Depending on the project, demographics instruments may be short or long. 5. Include the title page to your project (NOT part of page count). Grading: 5.0% of your final grade This assignment is REQUIRED. The spirit of the assignment is to teach you the practical skills of designing a usable instrument. 4.0 points - Completeness of components #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 described above 1.0 points - Overall style, clarity, and quality...
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