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What special problem do open-ended questions have?

What special problem do open-ended questions have? How can these be minimized? In what situations are open-ended questions most useful?

- Under what conditions would you recommend the following:
- Probability sample
- Non-probability sample

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-What special problem do open-ended questions have? How can these be minimized? In what situations are open-ended questions most useful?

Open-ended questions are preferable when you want the person to talk about what's going on; they're most useful in an interview type situation when you need to uncover facts. However, open-ended questions have several disadvantages. The person may end up giving so much information that it then takes us time to sort through the information and extract the relevant facts that are needed. Open-ended questions can also cost a great deal of time ...

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What special problem do open-ended questions have? How can these be minimized? In what situations are open-ended questions most useful?

- Under what conditions would you recommend the following:
- Probability sample
- Non-probability sample

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