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Your Opinion, Please! : How to Build the Best Questionnaires in the Field of Education - James B. Cox

Your Opinion, Please!

How to Build the Best Questionnaires in the Field of Education

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For the educator looking for an accessible guide to developing effective questionnaires or the graduate student doing research for a thesis or dissertation, this book offers both novice and experienced researchers a user-friendly guidebook for constructing a basic questionnaire, collecting and analyzing the data, and then reporting it. New to this edition is the significant discussion of the value of using the Internet and pitfalls to avoid when gathering information and developing and distributing questionnaires.

"The content in this book is very important. More and more, district leaders are needing to collect perceptual data through surveys. This book provides guidance in a concise format for busy educators who may not have had training related to survey development." -- Ronald L. Russell, Associate Director
"The book really lives up to its claim of helping novice researchers construct meaningful and reliable questionnaires. The language is simple, user friendly, direct, and free of unnecessary jargon." -- Aghop Der-Karabetian, Professor
"The authors' thoughtful treatment and discussion of the subject deftly walks the reader through each stage of the survey questionnaire process. The book uses terrific examples, gives clear direction, and provides sage advice. It is not only a great read, but an essential reference for survey research in education, a must-know for the beginning research student, and a must-keep for the experienced practitioner." -- Lawrence Machi, Professor of Organizational Leadership

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Stages of Questionnaire Development
Establishing the Guiding Questions
Operationalizing the Guiding Questions: Creating Specificity
Writing Items and Formatting Responses
Designing the Questionnaire
Writing Directions
Who Said What? Categorizing Respondents
Conducting the Alignment Check
Instrument Validity and Reliability
Marketing the Questionnaire: Ensuring Response
Getting From Here to There
The Process of Data Analysis
Communicating Your Results Effectively
To Web or Not to Web
Since You Asked ...
Evaluating the Questionnaire: A Self-Assessment
Sample Introductions
Sample Directions and Formats
Critiquing a Questionnaire: Finding Flaws
Modeling the Product: Stages 1 Through 6
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781412955393
ISBN-10: 1412955394
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised