How to make a good survey?
We will help you to find the right questions for a survey.
Why make a survey?
The reason for using questionnaires is to gain current knowledge that can support or disprove an assumption. One assumes an assumption about a topic.
But you should always be aware of whether a questionnaire is the best form of survey for your purpose.
At the same time, a qualitative questionnaire can form the basis for new knowledge and new assumptions, which in turn is the basis for preparing a quantitative questionnaire.
It may make good sense to divide your questionnaire survey into 2 parts, where the qualitative questionnaire provides broad knowledge on the topic based on new assumptions.
These assumptions are then to be tested through a quantitative questionnaire survey.
General data on a topic can also be used to obtain current knowledge through a quantitative questionnaire survey.
In addition, it is important to consider about the answers that your questionnaire should be anonymous or in a slightly anonymized form. This can be especially beneficial if one does not want to investigate sensitive issues. In this case, answering a questionnaire may be easier than meeting face-to-face.
It is good to combine qualitative and quantitative questions. One can conduct few qualitative questionnaire surveys with representatives of a group, for an initial understanding of the topic.
Knowledge from this study is then used to create a quantitative questionnaire which is sent to a larger group.