Do you have to design a survey? If so, you might want to answer a few questions.
Do you know what you want from your survey?
Have you told people why you’re conducting the survey?
☐ I don’t want them to know
☐ I don’t know either
Do you know about sheep, and if so, have you removed all irrelevant questions?
☐ They’re woolly
There are no leading questions, are there?
You done, proofreeding?
Your questions can’t be not understood; easily?
Have done a test drive with your pilot group?
☐ Charles A. Lindbergh
☐ Charles E. Yeager
☐ The Wright Brothers
☐ Amelia Earhart
Is it better to ask open or closed questions?
I think: __________________________________________
Are you asking enough people to get a representative sample? Do they both agree?
☐ I hope so
Do you know how you’re going to analyze the responses?
Are scales consistent? (Circle 1 = Not very, 9 = Extremely)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
To ensure accuracy, are you asking people to answer anonymously? If so, what are their names?
Are you asking a representative cross-section of the population?
☐ Mainly your mum
☐ Welsh people
☐ Only people you’ve invented
Are you going to do something based on the results of the survey?
☐ No, really
☐ Really, really
☐ You’re not, are you?
Are your scales still consistent? (Tick -2 for Not very, 2 for Extremely, etc.):
Do any of your questions introduce bias?
☐ Not really
☐ Not likely
Do you give the respondent the opportunity to skip questions that don’t apply to them? If not, please go on to the next question.
☐ Don’t know
☐ Don’t care
Are you sending me a reward for completing this survey?
☐ I want to have your babies
☐ You should be rewarding me
Do you want feedback on your questionnaire? If so, please leave comments in the box, below!
Are your questions in a logical order?
☐ See above
Are you Elizabeth Loftus?