Questionnaire Design Tips

June 23, 2011

Questionnaire design tips help people learn more about the techniques that can be used to come up with well designed questionnaires. A good design produces useful data that can further the research process. The questionnaire should begin with meaningful questions that encourage the respondents to continue filling in the questionnaire. It is important to indicate that the respondent’s time and answers are appreciated. This should ideally be noted down at the top of the questionnaire. Assuring them of confidentiality encourages honest and sincere replies. The questionnaire should be printed out clearly for easy visibility. The questions should be in lower case letters and there should be enough space for responses.

Sample Questionnaire Design Tips

Name……………………………….

Date of Birth………………………..

Address………………………………

City……………………….. State………………………  Zip code…………………………..

Telephone Number………………………………………….

Where were you born?  …………………………………………………………

What is your level of education so far?  ……………………………………………….

Are you presently married?  …………………………………………………………

If yes, for how long have you been married?  ………………………………………………

What are your views regarding the union of marriage?  ……………………………………………….

What do you think is the leading cause of divorce in the United States?  ……………………………..

Do you feel that age is a factor in marriage?  ……………………………………………………..

Should the age limit for marriage be raised or lowered?  ………………………………………..

How can married couples improve their relationships?  ……………………………………………………

What effect does divorce have on children?  …………………………………………………….

Should people stay married for the sake of their children?  ………………………………………………..

Should infidelity be forgiven?  ………………………………………………………………………..

What are your views on marriage counseling?  ………………………………………………..

Do you consider marriage to be a serious commitment?  ……………………………………………..

Do you believe that many men are afraid of commitment?  ………………………………………….

Do you believe that some people get married to please other people?  ……………………………

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