ERIC Number: ED112017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Guide to Sensible Surveys.
Orlich, Donald C.; And Others
The manual provides vocational educators with information and guidelines regarding the design and use of questionnaires and interviews for gathering data and the construction, tabulation, and analysis of both open ended and forced response survey instruments. The first of nine chapters deals with surveys as a data collection technique, discusses the use of printed instruments, other information collecting techniques, and additional guidelines to determine the selection of survey type. Chapter 2, writing questions, covers plans for question building and response modes. Chapter 3, forced response questions, deals with establishing appropriate scales and includes self-practice items. Chapter 4, coding survey items, discusses forced response and open response codes. Chapter 5, preventing biased results, deals with wording the questions, sampling considerations, and selecting the appropriate response type. Chapter 6, conducting the survey, discusses knowing the target population, protecting the participants, using inclusionary language, and communicating with the target population. Chapter 7, tabulation of data, discusses methods of tabulation, especially electronic tabulation. Chapter 8, statistical analysis of data, discusses descriptive techniques and the use of statistical tests. The last chapter, the research report, covers planning and constructing the report. An appendix includes three model questionnaire formats. The document is indexed. (JR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Note: For related document, see CE 004 763