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Survey and Interview Guides

Compare quantitative surveys to qualitative interview guides. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each. Support the discussion with solid academic references.

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Quantitative surveys are a valuable way to gain insight for developing profitable products and services, and for positioning a company in relation to other market players. However, cost-effective quantitative research requires both an understanding of the issues and expertise in survey methodologies.


* Stating the research problem in very specific and set terms (Frankfort-Nachmias & Nachmias, 1992).

* Clearly and precisely specifying both the independent and the dependent variables under investigation.

* Following firmly the original set of research goals, arriving at more objective conclusions, testing hypothesis, determining the issues of causality.

* Achieving high levels of reliability of gathered data due to controlled observations, laboratory experiments, mass surveys, or other form of research manipulations (Balsley, 1970).

* Eliminating or ...

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This solution compares quantitative interview guides.