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Write a "best practices" letter to researchers to help them develop descriptive survey instruments, conduct survey research, and report results.

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Write a "best practices" letter to researchers to help them develop descriptive survey instruments, conduct survey research, and report results.
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You will want to include the following tips in your letter to researchers to help them develop descriptive survey instruments:

General points:
Have specific goals for the survey.
Select samples that represent the population to be studied.
Use designs that balance costs with errors.
Take care in matching question wording to the concepts being measured and the population studied.
Pretest questionnaires and procedures to identify problems prior to the survey.
Construct quality checks for each stage of the survey.
Maximize cooperation or response rates within the limits of ethical treatment of human subjects.

Specific points for developing a questionnaire:
A good ...

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