How to process a DP questionnaire?
The basis for a well-executed quantitative research is a correctly formulated questionnaire.
The questionnaire is a frequently used method of collecting primary data – ie. data collected directly for specific research purposes. The information that will be identified by the questionnaire will be used to solve a particular problem. But how to compile a questionnaire to find out what we need?
Before we start working on the wording of individual questions, it is necessary to clarify what we will find out and to whom we will submit the questionnaire. The starting point is the methodological part of the thesis – here all the necessary information is available. For the purpose of compiling the questionnaire, the main problem is the research problem and the individual research assumptions (hypotheses), the respondents will come from a defined research set. Of course, everything is covered by a clearly defined research goal.
At the beginning of the questionnaire it is good to address the respondent, at least in general, what the whole research will serve and thank you for completing. The respondent should be assured of anonymity.
In addition, one to two more general questions should be followed, raising general awareness of the subject, such as “Have you heard about the concept of procrastination?” And “Do you know what this term means?”. Then it is appropriate to include an open question where the respondent himself will write what he thinks the term “procrastination” includes.
Then the illumination of the term should follow (so that even the ignorant respondent knows what the whole questionnaire will be about) and whether the respondent has a personal experience with the problem. This should be the case for the paper questionnaire on the next page, so that we do not “respond” to the respondent and find out his real idea (in the case of the online questionnaire this is not necessary).
The following questions should be closely linked to the individual research assumptions, whereby we will formulate at least 4 to 5 questions for each hypothesis, which will contribute to the verification of the assumption.
Identification questions (gender, age, education, length of practice, etc.) will be included at the end of the questionnaire.
We always ask what is important to us in terms of the research goal – if, for example, we compare the awareness of women about a given problem. men, it is pointless to ask about age, education, etc.
Given the importance of a well-designed questionnaire for all quantitative research, its formulation cannot be underestimated. If, despite the above advice, you are not sure about processing the questionnaire, our processors will be happy to help you – contact us