Survey Questions & Collection of Survey Data

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Part A – Survey Questions

  • Task 1: write/create twenty (20) survey questions that are specifically aligned to the surveys purpose, i.e. gauging the views of the Australian public regarding “Climate Change”.
  • Task 2: justify/state the purpose/reason for asking each question. • Task 3: indicate the type of variable that is most appropriate to your question (For more information, see

Guideline Three – Variable Type) • Task 4: indicate the Level (Scale) of Measurement that is applicable to each question (For more

information, see Guideline Four – Level (Scale) of Measurement) • Task 5: indicate, in detail, the type of visualisation (i.e. Chart/Table/Graph) you would use to visually

represent the data for each question.

Part B – Collection of Survey Data

  • Task 6: indicate the methodology you would adopt to conduct the survey (i.e. how do you intend to collect the data).
  • Task 7: determine the target audience (i.e. what is your Survey Sampling Method) in order to ensure that your data is representative of the population and then describe your sampling frame.

Survey Question Hints

An example of an appropriate Survey Question:

Which of the following age groups is appropriate for your age? Note: If you wish, you may use this question as one of your twenty (20) but you would, of course, need to establish the ranges for these age groups.

An example of an unacceptable Survey Question:

What is your name? This example fails on multiple counts:

o There can be “no purpose” in asking this question (see Task 2). o It’s likely the interviewee will decline to answer any further questions (for privacy reasons) or they

will deliberately answer the remaining questions untruthfully. o It would not be possible to represent the data gathered in any meaningful manner (see Task 5).

Guidelines

Guideline One – Word Count

The following word counts are a guide:

Part A – Survey Questions

  • Task 1: each survey question you create should be approximately 10 to 20 words (i.e. 200 to 400 words). • Task 2: when you explain the purpose of your question, you should allow approximately 30 to 40 words

per question (i.e. 600 to 800 words). • Task 3: when you indicate the type of variable for each question, you will use a minimal number words. • Task 4: when you indicate the Level (Scale) of Measurement for each question, you will use a minimal

number words. • Task 5: when you explain the type of visualisation for your question, you should allow approximately 25 to

35 words per question (i.e. 500 to 700 words).

Part B – Collection of Survey Data

  • Task 6: when you explain your methodology, use approximately 100 to 200 words. • Task 7: when you explain your Survey Sampling Method, use approximately 200 to 300 words.

Therefore, based on the above guidelines, your assignment should be no less than 1600 words and no more than 2400 words overall (i.e. 2000 words plus or minus 20%).

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