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Your Opinion, Please! By James B. Cox

Your Opinion, Please!
by James B. Cox

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Your Opinion, Please!: How to Build the Best Questionnaires in the Field of Education by James B. Cox

While a questionnaire is often the best method of collecting data for a programme evaluation or needs assessment, novice researchers seldom have experience in questionnaire construction. With this in mind, the author of this book has created a model for readers to follow which will guide them through the seven stages of questionnaire development.

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Your Opinion, Please! Reviews

"Clear, to the point, and the use of the 'model' is excellent."

-- Chester McCall, Professor of Research Methods

"Just the sort of help educators need to better understand our constituents and our challenge."

-- Paul Houston, Executive Director

"A wonderful, practical guide for practitioners who need information they can depend on. I wish I'd had this handbook to consult while planning my own research projects."

-- Maggie Szabo, Executive Director

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Establishing the Guiding Questions 2. Operationalizing/Clarifying The Guiding Questions 3. Writing Items and Formatting Responses 4. Conducting the Alignment Check 5. Writing Directions 6. Categorizing Respondents... Who Said What? 7. Marketing the Questionnaire (Ensuring Response) 8. Evaluating the Questionnaire 9. Instrument Validation 10. Getting from Here to There: The Process of Data Analysis 11. Communicating Your Results: Eliminating the "Rip van Winkle Effect" 12. Potpourri: A Little Bit About Some Other Stuff Resource A: Modeling the Product: A Sample Questionnaire Resource B: Sample Introductions Resource C: Sample Directions and Formats Resource D: Critiquing Questionnaires: Finding Flaws Resource E: Modeling the Product: Stages 1 through 6

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Your Opinion, Please!: How to Build the Best Questionnaires in the Field of Education by James B. Cox
James B. Cox
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