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Examining Characteristics for Surveys

What is the purpose of a survey? What are three examples of a survey and what potential purpose could each be used for?

How can one work to ensure the participants of a survey will have their responses kept private?

How can one work to ensure that information gained from a survey is unbiased?

Would planning and having ample time to conduct a survey be important? If so, why? If not, why not?

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The purpose of a survey is to get unbiased answers from people regarding problems. It is necessary to conduct a survey to formally poll people, since people can be more honest and open when asked formal questions.

Three surveys could be:

- company X wants to understand why consumers are not buying a product so they conduct a survey to understand consumer's perceptions
- the mayor of a city ...

Solution Summary

This posting will look at many different aspects of survey collecting, such as how to keep participant data safe and how to collect unbiased data. As well, it will give three examples of surveys. 299 words.