Your Opinion, Please!: How to Build the Best Questionnaires in the Field of Education (2nd Revised edition)
By: James Cox (author), Keni Brayton Cox (author)Paperback
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For the educator looking for an accessible guide to developing effective questionnaires or the graduate student doing research for a thesis or dissertation, Your Opinion, Please!, Second Edition, presents the vital elements for completing any type of research project. Experts James Cox and Keni B. Cox offer both novice and experienced researchers a user-friendly guidebook for constructing a basic questionnaire, collecting and analyzing the data, and then reporting it. In this updated edition, the authors again take readers through the essential stages of questionnaire development, from establishing and clarifying the guiding questions to designing the questionnaire, formatting responses, and categorizing respondents. New to this edition is the significant discussion of the value of using the Internet and pitfalls to avoid when gathering information and developing and distributing questionnaires.
Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction Part I Stages of Questionnaire Development Stage 1: Establishing the Guiding Questions Stage 2: Operationalizing the Guiding Questions: Creating Specificity Stage 3: Writing Items and Formatting Responses Stage 4: Designing the Questionnaire Stage 5: Writing Directions Stage 6: Who Said What? Categorizing Respondents Stage 7: Conducting the Alignment Check Stage 8: Instrument Validity and Reliability Stage 9: Marketing the Questionnaire: Ensuring Response Part II Getting From Here to There Stage 10: The Process of Data Analysis Stage 11: Communicating Your Results Effectively Stage 12: To Web or Not to Web Stage 13: Since You Asked ... Resource A: Evaluating the Questionnaire: A Self-Assessment Resource B: Sample Introductions Resource C: Sample Directions and Formats Resource D: Critiquing a Questionnaire: Finding Flaws Resource E: Modeling the Product: Stages 1 Through 6 References Index
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2nd Revised edition
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