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

Constructing Questions for Interviews and Questionnaires

Theory and Practice in Social Research

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Published: 17th October 1994
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This practical book presents a coherent, theoretical basis for the construction of valid and reliable questions for interviews and questionnaires. It integrates the empirical findings on question design reported in the social science literature and develops these insights. William Foddy outlines the problems that can arise when framing questions. He has written a broadly useful book for student and professional survey practitioners, particularly academic, government, and market researchers.

Preface
An initial statement of the problem
A theoretical framework
Defining topics properly
Formulating intelligible requests for information
Contextual influences on respondent's interpretations of questions
The need to provide response frameworks
The limitations of human memory
Filters: establishing the relevance of questions to the respondents
Reducing question threat
The open vs closed question debate: coding reponses to open questions and formulating sets of response options for closed questions
Measuring attitudes
Checks to ensure that questions work as they are intended to work
Conclusions
References
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ISBN: 9780521467339
ISBN-10: 0521467330
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 17th October 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34