Guidelines For Questionnaire Construction: An Analysis And Critique Of A Mail Survey
Schuster, Richard L.
Ackelson, John J.
Worth, Marti F.
Wright, Joseph E.
Disaster Research Center
This Sections is an evaluation of the Xenia follow-up questionnaire. Rather than merely criticize the questionnaire designs. The recommendations will range from broad philosophical statements about questionnaires to specific points about their construction. It should be remembered that the recommendations are ideals and are couched in value statements, and thus consideration entails a cost-benefits analysis. For example, even though a particular recommendation may present the ideal course of action, the availability of funds or personnel at DRC may restrict the fulfillment of the ideal. Thus, these recommendations are meant as guidelines to questionnaire construction. The format will be to present a short statement of the recommendation and then to provide a more through discussion of the issues, costs and benefits of that recommendation.
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