what is a questionnaire?

By Lee Mansfield on the 11th of June, 2012

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    A questionnaire is a series of questions asked to individuals to obtain statistically useful information about a given topic. When properly constructed and responsibly administered, questionnaires become a important instrument by which statements can be made about specific groups or people or entire populations.

    Refine By Cecil on the 15th of January, 2013

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    A set of printed or written questions with a choice of answers, devised for the purposes of a survey or statistical study.


    Refine By AMRITA CHAKRAVARTY on the 21st of January, 2013

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    questionnaire is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions and other prompts for the purpose of gathering information from respondents.

    Refine By jagadish on the 14th of January, 2013

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Design and use data collection sheets and questionnaires

Data is just another word for information.

If someone needs to collect data, they will need a way of doing this. A data collection sheet is a tool for making notes of the data you gather. For example, say someone wants to know how many cars drive down their road compared with the number of vans. A simple data collection sheet would just say

Cars: Vans:

And then they could use this to record the number of cars and vans they see.

A data collection sheet is something you complete yourself.

A questionnaire is something you give to someone else to complete.

A questionnaire must have a question on it for a person to answer. In a GCSE exam, they are expected to have certain properties:

The question must be time-bound They must have at least three check boxes The check boxes must be exhaustive There must be no overlaps between the boxes

Follow the links below to see how this topic has appeared in past exam papers


AQA Unit 1 March 2011 (H) - Page 8, Question 7

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