[ACBS] creating a survey
steve.petrica at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 15:52:19 EDT 2012
Research design would normally follow from the nature of the question
you're trying to answer. An English paper I don't usually think of as
"data-driven," so I'm a little confused about your assignment!
But assuming that the topic is indeed best addressed by survey research
followed by analysis of the data derived, you'd want to choose your
questions with the method of analysis in mind. Quantitative research lends
itself to statistical analysis,particularly if you use questions with
easily quantifiable answers (like yes/no or "Likert scale"-type answers --
e.g., strongly disagree / disagree / neutral / agree / strongly agree or
never / rarely / sometimes / often / always). Qualitative research might
use more short answers or open-ended interview questions. It can give more
"texture" to your findings, but it doesn't lend itself as readily to
If a survey is the way to go, a lot of researchers use the Survey
Monkey<http://www.surveymonkey.com/>website, which is free. Let me
know if there are more specific questions I
can help with. Good luck!
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM, Ashley Bramlett
<bookwormahb at earthlink.net>wrote:
> Hi all,
> Well I found out I need to do some research for a research paper in
> english. Well, except for interviews, this can be an accessibility
> challenge since if I create a survey in paper, I cannot read the results. I
> need a method like a survey or interview and since its on groups, this
> would better with a survey.
> So, how can I create an online accessible survey? Where? and is it free?
> Also, how would I tally and analyze results? I’m thinking of a ten
> question thing with some yes/no answers, some short answers.
> Any other ideas such as having participants respond with a voice mail
> message annonoumously maybe with drop box or something? I have created a
> blog so hope I can create a survey without learning fancy web design.
> Thanks for any tips!
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