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simple and easy language such that it is easily understood by each respondent. In situations, where the respondent is not at all informed about the topic of interest, then the researcher may ask the filter questions, an initial question asked in the questionnaire to identify the prospective respondents to ensure that they fulfill the requirements of the sample. Despite being able to answer the question, the respondent is unwilling to devote time in providing information. The researcher must attempt to understand the reason behind such unwillingness and design the questionnaire in such a way that it helps in retaining the respondent’s attention. 6. Decide on the Question Structure: The researcher must decide on the structure of questions to be included in the questionnaire. The question can be structured or unstructured. The unstructured questions are the open-ended questions which are answered by the respondents in their own words. These questions are also called as a free-response or free-answer questions. While, the structured questions are called as closed-ended questions that pre-specify the response alternatives. These questions could be a multiple choice question, dichotomous (yes or no) or a scale. 7. Determine the Question Wording: The desired question content and structure must be translated into words which are easily understood by the respondents. At this step, the researcher must translate the questions in easy words such that the information received from the respondents is similar to what was intended. In case the question is written poorly, then the respondent might refuse to answer it or might give a wrong answer. In case, the respondent is reluctant to give answers, then “nonresponse” arises
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which increases the complexity of data analysis. On the other hand, if the wrong information is given, then “ response error” arises due to which the result is biassed. 8. Determine the Order of Questions: At this step, the researcher must decide the sequence in which the questions are to be asked. The opening questions are crucial in establishing
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