Give 5 significance of questionnaire in research and 15 guidelines in constructing a questionnaires

MOST ESSENTIAL LEARNING COMPETENCY: Identify the different methods of data collection and presentation.



A questionnaire is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions for the purpose of gathering information from respondents. Questionnaires can be thought of as a kind of written interview. They can be carried out face to face, by telephone, computer or post. Questionnaires provide a relatively cheap, quick and efficient way of obtaining large amounts of information from a large sample of people.



Activity 1: Give 15 guidelines in constructing a questionnaires

  1. Use the questionnaire to gather information on a topic that is significant to you.
  2. Ask a question that can't be addressed in any other medium.
  3. In a short inquiry, focus items on a single topic or theme.
  4. Arrange logically.
  5. Make the questionnaire appealing and concise.
  6. Be as specific as possible when posing inquiries.
  7. Asking leading questions is not a good idea.
  8. Sort objects into general and particular categories.
  9. Items that could be controversial or embarrassing should be avoided or phrased carefully.
  10. Make a list of all the things and pages.
  11. Fill out the form using your real name.
  12. Create a form for the questionnaire's pre-test review.
  13. If the item's format is odd, give examples.
  14. Don't leave the most crucial question till the end of the questionnaire.
  15. Instead of using the terms "questionnaire" or "checklist," use another popular term.


Activity 2: Give 5 significance of questionnaire in research.

  1. Questionnaires are low-cost.
  2. It is used for data collection in research.
  3. Questionnaires provide a rapid approach to obtain information.
  4. It makes analysis and visualization simple.
  5. Questionnaires can be used to cover all aspects of a subject.


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