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
- Use the questionnaire to gather information on a topic that is significant to you.
- Ask a question that can't be addressed in any other medium.
- In a short inquiry, focus items on a single topic or theme.
- Arrange logically.
- Make the questionnaire appealing and concise.
- Be as specific as possible when posing inquiries.
- Asking leading questions is not a good idea.
- Sort objects into general and particular categories.
- Items that could be controversial or embarrassing should be avoided or phrased carefully.
- Make a list of all the things and pages.
- Fill out the form using your real name.
- Create a form for the questionnaire's pre-test review.
- If the item's format is odd, give examples.
- Don't leave the most crucial question till the end of the questionnaire.
- Instead of using the terms "questionnaire" or "checklist," use another popular term.
Activity 2: Give 5 significance of questionnaire in research.
- Questionnaires are low-cost.
- It is used for data collection in research.
- Questionnaires provide a rapid approach to obtain information.
- It makes analysis and visualization simple.
- Questionnaires can be used to cover all aspects of a subject.