WK 6 Workshop Writing questionnaires

WK 6 Workshop Writing questionnaires - QUESTIONNAIRE...

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QUESTIONNAIRE WRITING Prepared by the LLA Team
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To understand the purpose of writing questionnaires To understand the context within which questionnaires are written To learn how to write effective questions for questionnaires
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Mixed search Open question Rank-order Biased question Dichotomous Multiple choice Targeted Sampling Method Respondents Client Closed question Scale Convenience Sampling Method Demographic
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Client Issue/problem You, the researcher questionnaire report
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to collect quantitative/numerical information question answer Who needs such information? the client Why does the client need the info? To solve a problem, to find out more about something Who will find the information? YOU, the researcher How will you get this info? Use a questionnaire What will you do with the info? Analyse the info/data, draw conclusions, make recommendations that will help the client How will you present this info to the client? In a report
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Task: to explore a topic / issue of importance to the client Outcome : analysis of responses to questionnaire will lead to recommendations for the client FRAMEWORK FOR TASK: Questions Responses Responses Useful Data Useful Data Useful Recommendations
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Requires – Understanding purpose and context Understanding important terms (vocabulary) Knowing about different question types Understanding features of good questions Understanding problem areas & avoiding them Devising questions that will lead to useful data [useful data recommendations]
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Respondents : students who respond to the questions Closed questions : possible answers are supplied e.g. Multiple Choice, Scale, Rank Open questions : respondents can provide any response. Biased questions : misleading; not objective
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Sampling Method : how respondents are chosen e.g. Target/Convenience/Random Target: you specifically select respondents to respond to your questionnaire e.g. only students that smoke, only students that come from a particular country Convenience: you select respondents on the basis of convenience and easy accessibility e.g. just from QUTIC, just from one particular course/program Random: any student could be a respondent to the questionnaire e.g. standing at the bus stop and asking any person to respond to your questionnaire WHICH METHOD ARE YOU GOING TO USE? WHY?
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DICHOTOMOUS : two choices- often a YES/NO question MULTIPLE CHOICE : usually 4 or more choices; tick one box or more than one box MIXED SEARCH : similar to multiple choice but respondents can provide another answer e.g. Other, please specify SCALE : rates level of agreement e.g. To what extent do you agree with the view that “….” OR rates quality of something RANK : choices are ordered - 1 being the most preferred/effective/important and 5 being the least preferred etc
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1. Had you used blackboard before
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course ACCT 220 taught by Professor Mary during the Three '11 term at Queensland Tech.

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