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Using questionnaires in small-scale research

Pamela Munn

Using questionnaires in small-scale research

a beginner"s guide

by Pamela Munn

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Published by The SCRE Centre in Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPamela Munn and Eric Drever.
SeriesSCRE Publications -- no. 104
ContributionsDrever, Eric., SCRE Centre.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi,72p. ;
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16216662M
ISBN 101860030866
OCLC/WorldCa58794616

This is doubly important if more than one person is to be involved in entering data. Note that you cannot guarantee confidentiality, but you will make all reasonable attempts to ensure that you protect their information. Strengths Rich qualitative data is obtained as open questions allow the respondent to elaborate on their answer. This can be done by hand, with a calculator or by using a spreadsheet package such as Excel.

This post builds on previous experience as a lecturer and teacher educator supporting pre- and in-service teachers-as-researchers at universities in England and Scotland. All rights reserved. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, However, a problem with questionnaire is that respondents may lie due to social desirability. On the other hand, Web surveys may well be better suited to asking intimate, personal questions, where anonymity is most assured.

Bryman, A. Here are some examples: My name is Jack Smith and I am one of the creators of this questionnaire. Therefore, a second researcher can use the questionnaire to check that the results are consistent. If you want to contact people afterwards, you must ask for their permission. Incentives can attract the wrong kind of respondent. Analysing qualitative data is both time consuming and expensive as it requires content analysis skills and the use of specialised software such PASW Statistics formerly known SPSS Statistics.


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Using questionnaires in small-scale research by Pamela Munn Download PDF Ebook

This is because some questionnaires may be lost in the post reducing the sample size. Terminology There should be a minimum of technical jargon. We can conclude saying that questionnaires do have advantages while certain things should be kept in mind before launching the survey.

People may Using questionnaires in small-scale research book wary to provide this information, so you may get more respondents by asking less demographic questions if it is possible for your questionnaire.

Whether or not response to a question is mandatory. The response categories provided are: Yes and No. Surveys are great for getting a broad picture of your audience. This can be done by hand, with a calculator or by using a spreadsheet package such as Excel.

Darling Hammond, L. What is your main objective? Computerized questionnaire administration, where the items are presented on the computer. This can be a good way to ensure that you are reaching your target demographic and can reduce missing information in your questionnaires, as it is more difficult for a respondent to avoid answering a question when you ask it directly.

Incentives can attract the wrong kind of respondent. If you plan to send your survey out to a large number of people, I would suggest using mostly closed questions, unless you want to spend a long time wading through comments and hand-coded responses.

If you want to contact people afterwards, you must ask for their permission. The researcher should ensure that the answer to a question is not influenced by previous questions. Here is the data from my dummy survey apart from the open-ended responses.

Designing and using research questionnaires

You will Using questionnaires in small-scale research book much better asking people to take a 20 minute survey than you will asking them to take a 3 hour one. London: Department for Education and Skills. There is no interaction with the researcher who cannot influence the responses of the respondent.

This makes it less tempting just to respond to your questionnaire for the incentive alone, but still offers the chance of a pleasant reward. Clarifications cannot be sought in written questionnaires which is possible in interview questionnaires.

Designing questionnaires Analyse and interpret the results Response categories Response categories are dependant on the type of question asked. Do they need to drive a car? We are attempting to make a correlation between healthy eating, frequency of exercise, and incidence of cancer in mature adults.

Presentation Make sure it looks professional, include Using questionnaires in small-scale research book and concise instructions. What gaps are there in existing research?

Pilot Study Run a small scale practice study to ensure people understand the questions. Open-ended questions often take the form of a statement which requires a response. If a single entry has been checked and then crossed through, ignore this.

Make sure you destroy all identifying information after your study is complete.Lewis, Ian & Munn, Pamela () So You Want to Do Research! A guide for beginners on how to formulate research questions. Practitioner Minipaper 2. Munn, Pamela & Dreyer, Eric () Using Questionnaires in Small-Scale Research: A teacher's guide.

Practitioner Minipaper 6. Dreyer, Eric () Using Semi-Structured Interviews in Small-Scale. Edinburgh: Scottish Council for Research in Education. MLA Citation. Munn, Pamela. and Drever, Eric. and Scottish Council for Research in Education. Using questionnaires in small scale research: a teachers' guide / Pamela Munn and Eric Drever Scottish Council for Research in Education Edinburgh Australian/Harvard Citation.

Munn, Pamela. Jan 01,  · Using Questionnaires in Small-scale Research by Pamela Munn,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(1).Eric Drever is pdf author of Using Semi Structured Interviews In Small Scale Research ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 1 review, published ), Using Quest /5.A questionnaire is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions (or other types of prompts) download pdf the purpose of gathering information from respondents.

The questionnaire was invented by the Statistical Society of London in Although questionnaires are often designed for statistical analysis of the responses, this is not always the case.Using questionnaires in small-scale research: a beginner's guide. Munn, Pamela; Drever, Eric; SCRE Centre.

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