Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. Why is it important to ensure good concept-indicator links when designing structured questionnaires and interviews?
  2. How would you organise a pilot study of a questionnaire under development and what how you expect it to help you?
  3. How would you go about measuring attitudes?
  4. Describe the main types of question used on structured interview schedules and self-completion questionnaires.
  5. Explain the differences between nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales or variables.
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the use of structured observation instruments such as the RIAS of the FIAC?
  7. What considerations should you bear in mind when designing your own structured observation instrument?