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ERIC Number: ED147359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 465
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Questionnaire Construction Manual. Annex: Literature Survey and Bibliography.
Dyer, Robert; And Others
A literature review and bibliography on questionnaire construction are presented. The broad definition of questionnaire includes scales, structured interview forms, survey forms, and similar paper and pencil instruments used to elicit responses and collect information. A comprehensive literature search of journal articles, books, and reports in the fields of psychology, education, sociology, marketing, and the military was conducted as the basis for both this document and the related manual on questionnaire construction. Manual and computer searches of the literature included the following information retrieval systems: Psychological Abstracts, Educational Resources Information Center, National Technical Information Service, Defense Documentation Center, Bureau of the Census, Annual Reviews of Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, Business Periodicals Index, Public Administration Information Service, and several other bibliographies. The literature review discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various types of questionnaires, item selection, comparison of scaling techniques, effects of various item presentations, test response alternatives, perceived attitudes toward commonly used phrases, physical questionnaire characteristics, administration, respondent characteristics, interpretation of results, and suggestions for further research. Over 500 references, with descriptive keywords, are included in the bibliography. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ft. Hood, TX.
Note: For related document, see TM 006 810