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Developing Effective Questionnaires

1) Construct your own Questionnaire: You have convinced your supervisor that Ms. Mary's questionnaire is so bad, that a new one is needed. So of course, she has given you the task of drafting a new questionnaire. The purpose of the questionnaire is the same - to get a general picture of the number and type of incidents at the school. You may choose a time period that makes sense to you. However, it is important to try to identify duplicate data, so construct your questionnaire carefully. Your questionnaire should include at a minimum: A cover letter explaining the purpose of the questionnaire and assuring the participants that answers will be kept in strictest confidence A survey that includes the following: A minimum of 4 closed questions A minimum of 2 open questions In a brief separate essay, discuss: How would you pilot your questionnaire to find out any problems, so they can be corrected before sending it out to everyone? Explain your response. How would you distribute the questionnaire? Explain your response.

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Hi There,
In this particular task, you are being asked to accomplish a number of items. As such, using this simple outline might help -

1. Questionnaire
a. Sample Questions (cover letter, items) 150 words
b. Pilot & distribution 100 words

2. Questions
a. On closed questions and effectiveness
b. On open questions and effectiveness
c. Asking questions and survey issues

Since you did not attach the survey you are to study, the information below is based on general information. It should get you started however. You can also use the listed resources. All the best and good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

These questions have been designed to investigate the type and number of incidences that occur in this school. The purpose is to uncover the affective elements that contribute to the incidences, identify patterns ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of constructing an effective questionnaire on the topic of school incidences. The solution provides advise on tackling the task, presents a set of question as examples together with a discussion of their purpose and deployment. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.