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Questionnaires and schedules a presentation by prof harish ramaswamy

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Questionnaires and schedules a presentation by prof harish ramaswamy

  1. 1. Preparation of<br />questionnaire and schedule<br />12th October 2011<br />ICSSR Research Methodology Workshop for Research Scholars<br />Department of Economics<br />Karnatak University<br />Dharwad<br />Harish Ramaswamy, PhD<br />Professor of Political Science<br />Karnatak University<br />Dharwad<br />
  2. 2. Why I’m here<br /><ul><li>Associated with the CSDS, New Delhi, for National Election Studies
  3. 3. My work is survey based</li></li></ul><li>Why one needs a<br />questionnaire or schedule<br />
  4. 4. It is time for us define it<br />
  5. 5. How do questionnaires work?<br />
  6. 6. How do schedules work?<br />
  7. 7. How experts look at these<br /><ul><li>Only feasible methods to reach a number of respondents large enough to allow a reliable statistical analysis
  8. 8. A well-designed questionnaire coupled with its efficient use to gather data can result in effective structuring of analyses
  9. 9. However, although these are cheap methods, they are taxing in terms of designing-time and interpretation
  10. 10. Questionnaires and schedules are flexible in what they can measure although they each have shortcomings in certain genres of collection</li></li></ul><li>The Questionnaire Process<br />
  11. 11. The Schedule Process<br />
  12. 12. How best to use them?<br /><ul><li>No governing rule as to choosing between either
  13. 13. Think of the type of information to be gathered, resources available, type of survey/experiment
  14. 14. Resources are limited
  15. 15. Participant privacy is necessary
  16. 16. Corroborating other findings</li></ul>Questionnaires are<br />preferred in these<br />circumstances:<br />
  17. 17. Keep these in mind!<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. Open format<br />
  20. 20. Closed format<br />
  21. 21. Rules of thumb<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23.
  24. 24. Mechanics<br />
  25. 25. The End<br />
  26. 26. Harish Ramaswamy, PhD<br />professor of political science<br />Karnatak University<br />Dharwad<br />harishramas1960@gmail.com<br />HarishRamaswamy.com<br />harish_kud@yahoo.com<br />

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