Review of Instrumentation_asking questions

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September 28, 2009 Review of Instrumentation; Asking Questions; Qualitative Data Collection I. Closed vs. open-ended questions A. Closed-ended : “To what extent were you satisfied were you with the support group?” Likert scale from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (highly satisfied) 1. Use labels for all attributes whenever possible 2. Make labels consistent, e.g. what’s wrong with this one: 1=very dissatifisfied 2=somewhat dissatisfied 3=somewhat satisfied 4=very happy with group 3. Make sure the question matches the label. What’s wrong with this one: “To what extent were you satisfied were you with the support group?” 1=very unhappy 2=somewhat unhappy 3=somewhat happy 4=very happy B. Open-ended : “Tell me about your experience with the support group.” 1. What’s wrong with this one: “Were you happy with the support group?” 2. What’s wrong with this one: “Tell me about your experience with the support group and if it was helpful.” II. What is a semi-structured interview? A semi-structured interview uses a combination of closed- and open-ended questions. A. First question: “To what extent were you satisfied were you with the support group?” Likert scale from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (highly satisfied) B. Next question: “Tell me why you picked ___ {answer}.” III. “Should I use an existing instrument, or develop my own questions?” Answer: Use an existing instrument whenever possible. 1
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