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Good survey questions
Students can find it difficult to write survey questions that will result in reliable and credible data.
Teachers can help students by:
- providing multiple opportunities for students to explore questions written for surveys
- discussing the type of data different questions generate
- discussing if the data generated from the questions provide the information necessary to answer the questions
providing opportunities for them to write survey questions
(they can trial questions in a pilot survey to determine if the data generated are useful in answering the purpose of the survey)
- discussing the various types of questions to avoid. The SurveyMonkey website lists some tips for effective and relevant questions.