A research method in which respondents representing a specific population are asked questions concerning their knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors (based on FBFK).
Scholarly use: e.g., correlational design.
Types of applied use: e.g., political polls and market research (e.g., Nielsen)
What are the general steps in constructing and giving a survey?
- Identify the purpose of the survey
- What is the ultimate purpose of a survey in a research study?
- Determine who to ask and what to ask.
- Write survey
- Give survey
- Let participants know if there are any risks.
- Let participants know their rights.
- Right to not participate, to stop participating, etc.
- Thank the participants.
- Tally results
- Report results
What information should be included on a survey (excluding survey questions)?
Title: A Study of Social Media Use by College Students
Who: Dr. Hart, Department of Mass Communications & Journalism
Where: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Any Questions: Send to Dr. Hart
Statement of Purpose:
This study seeks your opinion about methods courses for a research study. Your responses are anonymous. Thank You.
Rights: In addition, if for whatever reason you do not feel comfortable responding to any or all items, please leave it(them) blank.
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