Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires: Theory and Practice in Social Research available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Integrating the empirical findings on question design reported in the social science literature, this practical book presents a coherent, theoretical basis for the construction of valid and reliable questions for interviews and questionnaires.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 1. An initial statement of the problem; 2. A theoretical framework; 3. Defining topics properly; 4. Formulating intelligible requests for information; 5. Contextual influences on respondent's interpretations of questions; 6. The need to provide response frameworks; 7. The limitations of human memory; 8. Filters: establishing the relevance of questions to the respondents; 9. Reducing question threat; 10. The open vs closed question debate: coding reponses to open questions and formulating sets of response options for closed questions; 11. Measuring attitudes; 12. Checks to ensure that questions work as they are intended to work; Conclusions; References.