Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires: Theory and Practice in Social Research
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.
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An initial statement of the problem
A theoretical framework
Defining topics properly
Formulating intelligible requests for information
Contextual influences on respondents interpretations of questions
The need to provide response frameworks
The limitations of human memory
Filters establishing the relevance of questions to respondents
Reducing question threat
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