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Questionnaire Design, 3rd Edition by Ian Brace

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04

Types of question

Introduction

Questions can be asked and data recorded in many ways. Different types of questions are appropriate for different purposes and different types of data can be used and analysed differently. It is important for the questionnaire writer to understand the range of question types available because the choice of question type will determine the information that is elicited. It is also important to understand the different types of data that will be generated, because that will determine the types of analysis that can be carried out.

Question types

Any question in an interview can be classified in a number of different ways:

  • open or closed, depending on whether or not the answer can come only from a finite number ...

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