Questionnaires

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  • Created by: Sophie
  • Created on: 01-06-13 16:40

Questionnaires

Advantages

  • Cheap, quick and easy
  • Avoids researcher effects
  • Reliable
  • Generalisable
  • Representative
  • Anonymous
  • Quantative data
  • Large sample size

Disadvantages

  • Socially contructed - reflects the interests of the researcher
  • Low response rate
  • Validity - respondents may lie
  • Standardised -  Not possible to explain points therefore respondents may misinterpret

Evaluation

Positivists would like this method of research. Are questionnaires fit for purpose for a piece of research?

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