While a questionnaire is often the best method of collecting data for a programme evaluation or needs assessment, novice researchers seldom have experience in questionnaire construction. With this in mind, the author of this book has created a model for readers to follow which will guide them through the seven stages of questionnaire development.
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Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Establishing the Guiding Questions 2. Operationalizing/Clarifying The Guiding Questions 3. Writing Items and Formatting Responses 4. Conducting the Alignment Check 5. Writing Directions 6. Categorizing Respondents... Who Said What? 7. Marketing the Questionnaire (Ensuring Response) 8. Evaluating the Questionnaire 9. Instrument Validation 10. Getting from Here to There: The Process of Data Analysis 11. Communicating Your Results: Eliminating the "Rip van Winkle Effect" 12. Potpourri: A Little Bit About Some Other Stuff Resource A: Modeling the Product: A Sample Questionnaire Resource B: Sample Introductions Resource C: Sample Directions and Formats Resource D: Critiquing Questionnaires: Finding Flaws Resource E: Modeling the Product: Stages 1 through 6