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what are closed questions?

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  • questions with a fixed number of responses
  • produces both qualitative and quantitive data
  • easier to analyse and compare 
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what are the PROS of questionnaires? 

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  • cost effective - large amounts of data collected quickly 
  • doesn't take much effort - researcher doesn't have to be physically there 
  • data is straight forward to analysis and lends itself to statistical analysis ad comparisons 
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what are CONS of questionnaires? 

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  • social desirability bias - people may not always tell the truth to make themselves look good 


  • response bias - tend to reply in a similar way as they go through their questionnaire e.g always agree on a likert scale 
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Name the 2 self report techniques...

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interviews and questionnaires 

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name the 3 types of interviews...


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  • structured
  • unstructured 
  • semi structured 
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what is an interview? 
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a face to face interaction between interviewer and interviewee 

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What is a structured interview? 


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predetermined questions, no deviation, straight question answer and then move on 

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what is an unstructured interview? 
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more like a conversation and are flowing, has an overall topic but no set questions 

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what is a semi structured interview? 


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preset list of questions, but follow ups are allowed 

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what should be avoided when writing interview or questionnaire questions? 

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overuse of jargon 

  • too many technical words that are confusing 


avoid emotive language and leading questions

  • both lead the respondent into certain answers and shows what they experimenter wants you to answer 


avoid double barrelled questions and double negetives

  • makes answers unecessarily complex 
  • the language used is confusing 
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What is an aim? 


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an aim is one sentence that clearly highlights what the researcher is intending to investigate 

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what are open questions?

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  • questions with no fixed range of answers
  • qualitative data 
  • very rich in detail 
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what are closed questions?

A:
  • questions with a fixed number of responses
  • produces both qualitative and quantitive data
  • easier to analyse and compare 
Q:

what are the PROS of questionnaires? 

A:
  • cost effective - large amounts of data collected quickly 
  • doesn't take much effort - researcher doesn't have to be physically there 
  • data is straight forward to analysis and lends itself to statistical analysis ad comparisons 
Q:

what are CONS of questionnaires? 

A:
  • social desirability bias - people may not always tell the truth to make themselves look good 


  • response bias - tend to reply in a similar way as they go through their questionnaire e.g always agree on a likert scale 
Q:

Name the 2 self report techniques...

A:

interviews and questionnaires 

Q:

name the 3 types of interviews...


A:
  • structured
  • unstructured 
  • semi structured 
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what is an interview? 
A:

a face to face interaction between interviewer and interviewee 

Q:

What is a structured interview? 


A:

predetermined questions, no deviation, straight question answer and then move on 

Q:


what is an unstructured interview? 
A:

more like a conversation and are flowing, has an overall topic but no set questions 

Q:

what is a semi structured interview? 


A:

preset list of questions, but follow ups are allowed 

Q:

what should be avoided when writing interview or questionnaire questions? 

A:

overuse of jargon 

  • too many technical words that are confusing 


avoid emotive language and leading questions

  • both lead the respondent into certain answers and shows what they experimenter wants you to answer 


avoid double barrelled questions and double negetives

  • makes answers unecessarily complex 
  • the language used is confusing 
Q:

What is an aim? 


A:

an aim is one sentence that clearly highlights what the researcher is intending to investigate 

Q:

what are open questions?

A:
  • questions with no fixed range of answers
  • qualitative data 
  • very rich in detail 
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