The Do You Know How to Design a Survey, Survey?

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?

Yes

No

Cash

Have you told people why you’re conducting the survey?

Yes

No

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?

No

☐ They’re woolly

There are no leading questions, are there?

No

You done, proofreeding?

No

No

Your questions can’t be not understood; easily?

Negative

Indisputably

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?

No

I think:  __________________________________________

Are you asking enough people to get a representative sample? Do they both agree?

Yes

I hope so

Do you know how you’re going to analyze the responses?

20%

Mean

Mode

ANOVA!

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?

Alice

☐ Bob

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?

☐ Sure

No, really

Really, really

You’re not, are you?

Are your scales still consistent? (Tick -2 for Not very, 2 for Extremely, etc.):

-2

-1

☐ 0

 1

 2

Do any of your questions introduce bias?

No

Not really

Never!

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?

Chocolate

Cash

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?

Yes

No

See above

Are you Elizabeth Loftus?

Yes

 

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