Guide to Questionnaire Design

Published28th August 2014

Questionnaires are one of the main ways to collect evidence about projects. We are all familiar with questionnaires and probably fill them in on a regular basis ourselves. In essence, they are a way to ask people a standard set of questions. They usually consist of mostly ‰Û÷closed‰Ûª questions, where the possible answers are predefined, and some ‰Û÷open‰Ûª questions, which allow respondents to answer in their own words.

Questionnaires are hard to get right and there are some common mistakes to avoid. This guidance provides general advice around using questionnaires and specific advice on designing them.

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