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Questionnaire design (NatCen) - Online

Questionnaire design (NatCen) - Online
This live online course explores how this highly participatory course provides a thorough grounding in questionnaire design. (NatCen trainers) * Price:  £165 for SRA members, £220 for non-members.  It runs over two consecutive afternoons and uses Zoom software *

Introduction/overview

This course is aimed at giving participants a thorough grounding in questionnaire design. This course will be highly participatory, with sessions aimed at providing hands-on experience of designing questionnaires and survey questions, for quantitative social research.

 

Objectives

 

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Have a greater awareness of the different aspects involved in writing good survey questions and questionnaires
  • Be able to design questions that:
    • meet research objectives,
    • take analysis considerations into account,
    • take account of primacy and recency effects,
    • avoid ambiguous words or concepts,
    • avoid writing multiple questions in one,
    • minimise problems of recall error and telescoping.
  • Have the tools to critique existing surveys

 

Topics

 

  • Questionnaire and measurement error
  • Concepts to indicators
  • General principles of question design
  • Designing response options
  • Writing questionnaires for different modes
  • Reviewing survey questions
  • Your questions and questionnaire design challenges

 

Who will benefit?

 

A general familiarity with quantitative research methods is assumed, but it is not necessary to have experience of using these methods. You will find this course useful if:

  • you are new to survey research
  • you need to design survey questionnaires for the first time
  • you commission or manage survey research in central or local government, health or other applied policy sectors and need to understand the issues associated with questionnaire design.

 

Learning outcomes

 

  • Participants will have a good awareness of the optimal ways to word individual questions and create the questionnaire as a whole.

 

Course tutors

 

Debbie Collins is an experienced survey researcher, methodologist and trainer at NatCen. She led NatCen’s Questionnaire Development and Testing Hub from 2012-2015 and has led methodological reviews for a range of organisations.

Course fee payable to SRA.

 

  This course contributes 6 hours to the MRS CPD programme.

 

n.b. This course runs over two consecutive afternoons:

Part 1 - 15 October - 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Part 2 - 16 October - 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm

When
10/15/2020 1:00 PM - 10/16/2020 5:30 PM
GMT Standard Time
Where
ONLINE ONLINE UNITED KINGDOM
This event is full.

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