research methods : questionairres

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questionairres: a type of self report that consists of a list of pre-set questions

  • questions are the same for everyone in the study
  • as psychologists often want to study the mind self reports are very useful.
  • they allow psychologists to access aspects of a person that they can't see

open and closed questionairres:

  • closed questions have a set number of responses, often given in a form of multiple choice eg yes/no & sometimes/rarely/often or a rating scale.
  • open questions are questions that a respondent chooses their own…


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