QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN: TYPE OF QUESTIONS. Lu Ann Aday, Ph.D. The University of Texas School of Public Health. MAJOR RESPONDENT TASKS: DIFFERENT TYPES OF Qs. ELEMENTS Words. CRITERIA Clearly define the concept Physical, mental, or social dimensions Positive vs. negative health
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Lu Ann Aday, Ph.D.
The University of Texas School of Public Health
Which of the following categories best represents your total combined FAMILY income during the last 12 months?Include money from jobs, social security, retirement income, unemployment payments, public assistance and so forth. Also include income from interest, dividends, net income from business, farm, or rent, and any other money income received.DESIGN ELEMENTS & CRITERIA: Demographics
Overreporting (telescoping salient events)
(omitting non-salient events)
Prime R to remember
Use bounded recall: ask about events in previous & then current time period
Adjust recall period
Ask in terms of “usual” behavior
Use memory aids, e.g., aided recall, records, diariesDESIGN ELEMENTS & CRITERIA:Behavior—Nonthreatening