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Survey, Interview or Questionnaire Decision

In the following situations, decide whether you would use a:

1) Personal Interview
2) Telephone Survey
3) Self-Administered questionnaire

Give reason.

A) A survey of the residents of a new subdivision on why they happened to select that area in which to live. You also wish to secure some information about what they like and do not like about life in the subdivision. In the following situations, decide whether you would use a:

1) Personal Interview
2) Telephone Survey
3) Self-Administered questionnaire

Give reason.

Answer:

B) A poll of students at Metro University on their preferences among three candidates who are running for president of the student government. In the following situations, decide whether you would use a:

1) Personal Interview
2) Telephone Survey
3) Self-Administered questionnaire

Give reason.

Answer:

C) A survey of 58 wholesale grocery companies, scattered over the eastern United States, on their personnel management policies for warehouse personnel. In the following situations, decide whether you would use a:

1) Personal Interview
2) Telephone Survey
3) Self-Administered questionnaire

Give reason.

Answer:

D) A survey of financial officers of the Fortune 500 corporations to learn their predictions for the economic outlook in their industries in the next year. In the following situations, decide whether you would use a:

1) Personal Interview
2) Telephone Survey
3) Self-Administered questionnaire

Give reason.

Answer:

E) A study of applicant requirements, job tasks, and performance expectations as part of a job analysis of student work-study jobs on a college campus of 2,000 students, where 1,500 are involved in the work-study program. In the following situations, decide whether you would use a:

1) Personal Interview
2) Telephone Survey
3) Self-Administered questionnaire

Give reason.

Answer:

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A) Personal Interview

For choosing a new subdivision resident a personal interview is best survey because in a personal interview we will be having face to face contact with the participant. Participants are more likely to give honest response to questions, minimizing response errors. Personal interviews are very costly and time consuming, however, the information collected is often very valuable.

B) Self-Administered Questionnaire

The preference among the students should be unbiased and it should be a secret too, so this type of survey is useful when one needs to collect a ...

Solution Summary

This solution identifies which option it would use in multiple situations and justifies why, choosing from a personal interview, telephone survey and self-administered questionnaire.

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