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    Understanding the Use of Different Questionnaires

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    under what conditions, would you choose to do a self-administered questionnaire as opposed to a face-to-face interview with subjects, a telephone survey, or an email survey? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of survey?

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    Under what conditions, would you choose to do a self-administered questionnaire as opposed to a face-to-face interview with subjects, a telephone survey, or an email survey?

    The use of a particular survey is usually based on the topic, on the goal, and with respect to the budget permitted.

    Self-Administered Questionnaire
    -This is usually administered by mail but can also be administered online. If the target population is an area where it may be difficult to travel to and they may not have adequate access to the Internet (which means that they are not regular internet users)

    Face-to-Face Interview
    -Samples used for large national and international surveys are considered representative of the general population
    -These are more appropriate for acquiring sensitive information such as from alcoholics/drug users (or former alcoholics/drug users) and abuse victims

    Telephone Survey
    -Samples used for large national and international surveys are considered representative of the general population (same as face-to-face)
    -These are more useful for acquiring data on technology use and information on the household structures and ...

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    This solution will assist the student in understanding the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of using questionnaire techniques.

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