Tips for Writing a Good Questionnaire

While designing a questionnaire it is essential to frame the questions appropriately in order to get the required information. A good questionnaire is one that includes just the right amount of questions, is easy to understand and is able to extract all the needed information from the person answering the questions. Here are a few tips that may be of use while designing a questionnaire:

  • Framing the Questions: It is essential to frame the questions tactfully so that you are able to get the maximum amount of required information by asking just a few questions. It is recommended to include close ended questions’ mostly those whose answers can be given in a Yes/ No or True/ False or those with multiple choice answers. This helps in avoiding unnecessary information being provided by the person answering the paper. Such questions are also easy to answer and less time consuming.
  • Background Information: In order to design a good questionnaire it is very essential to have knowledge about the subject on which the questionnaire is being prepared and also do background study on the topic/ subject. This helps in framing just the right kind of questions.
  • Sequence: It is essential to keep a proper sequence of questions in a questionnaire. For instance it is recommended to start the questionnaire with comparatively easier questions and then move on to more precise or deeper questions on the subject. It is also suggested to finish one kind of questions and then move on to the other. For instance, if you have to ask two-three questions on the competitor’s products then place those three questions together in a row and then move on to some other topic.

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