A while back I authored a post called Breaking out of the Likert scale trap in which I suggested that, for evaluation work, we might consider transforming more descriptive survey items like this one …
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following:
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Tweet To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following?
“Boxers are more comfortable than briefs”
Strongly Agree … [insert favorite response scale length/format] … Strongly Disagree
(pics on Sodahead)
Time after time I see debates about whether response scales should have an even or odd number of
Read the whole post –> Boxers or briefs? Why having a favorite response scale makes no sense
This was posted on EVALTALK by Mary Sehl in 2003 …
From a cartoon by Frank and Ernest:
Ernest: “Look, Frank, I filled out the experimental form for the next census.” Frank: “Okay, but on the first line why did you write ‘fairly relaxed’?” Ernest: “They asked for my ‘current state’.” Frank: “And next
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We’ve had a bit of fun with a survey question theme this week and last, and we still have a few more ideas up our sleeves for some more next week, so stand by!
Given the theme, this gem from P.A.P. Blog’s Statistical Jokes collection seemed a fine choice for this Friday. A timely
Read the whole post –> The Friday Funny: The importance of good survey questions!
Well, we had a mini theme last week of tips, tricks, and ideas for designing survey (questionnaire) items that cut to the evaluative chase. All these can be used in structured and semi-structured interviews too, of course.
As a follow-up, I wanted to pursue a little more the notion of whether – and what
Read the whole post –> Approximate answers to the ‘overall value’ question – 5 more survey and interview item ideas