ERIC Number: ED154844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Construction of Survey Instruments.
Boynton, Thomas J.
Tips on constructing survey instruments and examples of alternative formats for questionnaire items are provided in this paper. The 18 tips cover such areas as instructions for respondents, wording of questionnaire items, grouping of items, handling of difficult or sensitive questions, fixed-response items, open-ended questions, and questionnaire layout. Examples of nine different formats for questionnaire items are presented. For each, the level of measurement attained (nominal, ordinal, or interval/ratio) and suggestions for appropriate use are given. (BB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Valley Community Coll., MI.