ISBN-10:
0521420091
ISBN-13:
9780521420099
Pub. Date:
01/29/1993
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires: Theory and Practice in Social Research

Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires: Theory and Practice in Social Research

by William Foddy

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ISBN-13: 9780521420099
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/29/1993
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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.

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