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QUESTIONNAIRE

Craig McLean

A set of carefully designed questions given in exactly the same form to a group of people in order to collect data about some topic(s) in which the researcher is interested. There is often a great deal of confusion in the use and the meaning of the word ‘questionnaire’. For instance, some researchers reserve this term exclusively for self-administered or postal questionnaires, while others would include interview schedules (personally administered face-to-face) under the general rubric of ‘questionnaire’. Examples of the latter type of questionnaire are market researchers stopping shoppers in the street, ...

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