An OPEN QUESTION is a question which allows an infinite amount of answers whereas a CLOSED QUESTION is a question which gives a concentrated range of answers possible to say. OPEN allows the participant to give own answers, and produces qualitative data. CLOSED means the number of responses are predetermined by the investigator.
- involve asking large group of people for information at a very specific time. They are designed to know what people THINK or DO about a topic.
- it is better to get a large ample, in order to increase the chances of a representative sample, and allow generalisations to occur.
- this can be done in the form of questionnaires.
They should take into account:
- the type of questions…