Identify a research issue, opportunity, or problem that uses data measurements. Some examples include a team member's stock portfolio's performance, a grocery budget, or the temperature in your hometown over the course of a month.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 10:30 pm ad1c9bdddf
A grocery budget is a very interesting choice since it is something that every household has to deal with. Food is one of the necessary items that needs to be purchased just to stay alive, and everyone needs to eat.
In today's economy, people are trying to economize, and one way to do so is by having a grocery budget. Here are some articles that might be of interest:
People could potentially be buying less frivolous products, and perhaps gravitate towards more healthy, filling products that are cheaper. As well, people might be shopping less at upscale grocery stores, and more at the discount stores.
Therefore, we are presented with a ...
This response identifies an issue that will use different data measurements.
To design a questionnaire
The purpose of this assignment is to create a questionnaire. You are to select a research problem or question that could be analysed using a questionnaire.
The final objective of this exercise is to have a fully developed questionnaire. You are to show the work involved in creating that questionnaire using the format outlined in the instructions below.
Starting point Establish your research objectives. What do you hope to learn from this questionnaire?
Transform the research objectives into information objectives, that is, clearly stated reasons why raw data must be collected. List the objectives in order of their relative importance. Establish a research hypothesis within each objective.
Determine the appropriate data collection method. How should this questionnaire be implemented (for example, by mail survey, personal survey)? What sample of respondents will you use? Explain your rationale.
Determine information requirements for each objective.
Develop specific question and scale measurement formats. What type of data are you collecting (for example, state of being, behavioural)? What question or scale format is most appropriate for each question (for example, open-ended or closed-ended formats; nominal, interval, ordinal or ratio structure)? Ensure that you have avoided "bad questions." For each question, explain why you chose a particular format.
Evaluate all the question and scale measurements for reliability and validity. Describe the steps you take. If you decide to make any changes as a result of this evaluation, show the revised question and briefly describe how you think the changes have improved it.
Establish flowerpot format and layout. Using the principles of the flowerpot approach, determine the number of information flowerpots needed, determine their size, and determine the type of base needed. Present the revised questionnaire, and briefly describe what changes were made and why.
Evaluate the questionnaire and layout. Does it meet all the stated research objectives? Are the questions correctly ordered? Present the revised questions, and briefly describe what changes were made and why.
Pre-test and revise the questionnaire. Enlist the aid of at least two friends. Let them fill out the survey, and ask them to tell you about any difficulties they encountered in answering questions. Describe these difficulties.
Finalize the questionnaire format, and show the final version of the questionnaire.
Your paper should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced, using a 12-point font. Papers over this length may be penalized or returned to you for further editing.
Use the following mark breakdown to help you structure this paper. It is recommended that you consider how much each section is worth when preparing your report.
Marks will be assigned as follows:
Title page (containing the course name, your name, ID number, data, and name of the study) 5 marks
Research objectives 5 marks
Information objectives 10 marks
Data collection method 5 marks
Information requirements for each objective 15 marks
Development of specific question and scale measurement formats 25 marks
Evaluation of question and scale measurements 5 marks
Flowerpot format and layout 10 marks
Evaluation of questionnaire and layout 5 marks
Pre-test and revision of questionnaire 10 marks
Final questionnaire format 5 marks
Total 100 marks