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From: <Saved by Windows Internet Explorer 8> Subject: Questionnaire Design Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:06:19 -0400 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/related; type="text/html"; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0000_01CA57CF.70DA4540" X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5579 This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0000_01CA57CF.70DA4540 Content-Type: text/html; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Location: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Questionnaire Design</TITLE> <META content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dwindows-1252" = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META name=3DGENERATOR content=3D"MSHTML 8.00.6001.18828"></HEAD> <BODY> <P> <HR> <A=20 href=3D" sign/paper.gif"><IMG=20 alt=3DX=20 src=3D" ign/paper.gif"></A>=20 <HR> <H1>Questionnaire Design</H1> <HR> <P>Questionnaires are an inexpensive way to gather data from a = potentially large=20 number of respondents. Often they are the only feasible way to reach a = number of=20 reviewers large enough to allow statistically analysis of the results. A = well-designed questionnaire that is used effectively can gather = information on=20 both the overall performance of the test system as well as information = on=20 specific components of the system. If the questionnaire includes = demographic=20 questions on the participants, they can be used to correlate performance = and=20 satisfaction with the test system among different groups of users.=20 <P>It is important to remember that a questionnaire should be viewed as = a=20 multi-stage process beginning with definition of the aspects to be = examined and=20 ending with interpretation of the results. Every step needs to be = designed=20 carefully because the final results are only as good as the weakest link = in the=20 questionnaire process. Although questionnaires may be cheap to = administer=20 compared to other data collection methods, they are every bit as =
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expensive in=20 terms of design time and interpretation.=20 <P>The steps required to design and administer a questionnaire include:=20 <OL> <LI>Defining the Objectives of the survey=20 <LI>Determining the Sampling Group=20 <LI>Writing the Questionnaire=20 <LI>Administering the Questionnaire=20 <LI>Interpretation of the Results</LI></OL> <P></P><BR> <P>This document will concentrate on how to formulate objectives and = write the=20 questionnaire. Before these steps are examined in detail, it is good to = consider=20 what questionnaires are good at measuring and when it is appropriate to = use=20 questionnaires.=20 <H3>What can questionnaires measure?</H3> <P>Questionnaires are quite flexible in what they can measure, however = they are=20 not equally suited to measuring all types of data. We can classify data =
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course ENG-W 231 taught by Professor Saraherrell during the Spring '11 term at IUPUI.

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