basics of developing questionnaires

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Basics of Developing Questionnaires Written by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Copyright 1997-2006. Adapted from the Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development. Whether developing questions for questionnaires or interviews or focus groups, there are certain guidelines that help to ensure that respondents provide information that is useful and can later be analyzed. Sections of This Topic Include: Key Preparation Directions to Respondents Content of the Questions Wording of the Questions Order of the Questions (For information about the use of questions and types of questions, see Types and Formats of Questions.) Key Preparation Before you start to design your questions, clearly articulate what problem or need is to be addressed using the information to be gathered by the questions. Review why you're doing the evaluation and what you hope to accomplish by it. This provides focus on what information you need and, ultimately, on what questions should be used. Directions to Respondents 1. Include a brief explanation of the purpose of the questionnaire. 2.
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