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Post  SOMAIA ELMASRY on Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:47 am

HOW To Write A Good Survey

Words are often used in different ways by different people; your goal is to write questions that each person will interpret in the same way. A good question should be short and straightforward. A questionnaire should not be too long, use plain English and the question shouldn't be difficult to answer. Only through careful writing, editing, review, and rewriting can you make a good questionnaire. The following provides you with guidelines for conducting your surveys

Write a short questionnaire

Use simple words

Relax your grammar

Assure a common understanding

Start with interesting questions

Don't write leading question

Avoid double negatives

Balance rating scales

Don't make the list of choices too long

Avoid difficult concepts

Avoid difficult recall questions

Use Closed-ended questions rather than Open-ended ones

Put your questions in a logical order

Pre-test your survey

Naming your survey

Cover memo or introduction

The Steps in a Survey Project

Establish the goals of the project - What you want to learn

Determine your sample - Whom you will interview

Choose interviewing methodology - How you will interview

Create your questionnaire - What you will ask

Pre-test the questionnaire, if practical - Test the questions

Conduct interviews and enter data - Ask the questions

Analyze the data - Produce the reports

How do I Create Online Surveys for Free?



When you need to survey a group of people, a free online survey form allows you to create an easy-to-read survey, send the form to your survey group, and view the results as your survey is answered. Creating a free survey is easy, and several websites allow you to create an account and use their basic survey making tools--free of charge. Use a site like SurveyMonkey, Zoomerang, or Google Docs to create a survey that you can send to anyone

Instructions

Things You'll Need:

· Internet connection

1 Choose a host website that offers the features you need for creating your survey. Sites like SurveyMonkey, Zoomerang, and Google Docs feature a myriad of tools that allow you to create surveys that anyone can answer. Each site offers different services, so select the site that offers you the tools you need for your survey.

2 Create a free account at the survey website. You will need the account to create your survey and to access your results.

3 Use the tools provided on the website to build your survey. Make sure to word your questions clearly and put them in a logical order. Save your survey when you are finished creating it to avoid losing your work.

4 Send your survey to the people or group you want to poll. Give them time to view and respond to your questions.

5 Access your survey results through the account you created in step 2. You will be able to view the responses of everyone who has taken your survey. Some sites, such as Google Docs, will also allow you to download the results of your survey as a spreadsheet that can be viewed in Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet programs.

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Re: how to write a good survey

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