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SociologyExchange.co.uk Shared Resource

  1. 1.  Questionnaires are a list of Pre-Set questions  These questions are usually:Closed QuestionsOpen-Ended Questions 1) What are your Religious beliefs? ………………………………….. …………………………………..
  2. 2.  They produce reliable data  The researcher has decided People can take their time to what to ask and may choose think of appropriate a biased set of questions answers  Response rates vary They can reach a large depending on the way the number of people. questionnaire is distributed They are a quick way to  Respondents might rush collect a lot of data through the questions They are relatively cheap to especially if it is a long produce questionnaire  Questions may be misunderstood and the respondent cannot ask for an explanation  Responses may lack validity
  3. 3. You are going to be given a list of questions youneed to decided whether they are open or closedquestions and stick them in the right column. Setout your columns as below: Open questions closed questions What is your favourite day Do you like Mondays? of the week?
  4. 4.  You are going to be asked to design a questionnaire either using closed questions or open questions to find out information on school, sport or if you have your own ideas, use them. ( check with me first!) You need to first decide on an hypothesis and then write 10 questions to gain information to help you to get an answer to your question. Hand the questionnaires to me and I will distribute them to members of the class to complete and then hand them back to you to analyse.

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