Questionnaire Construction. January 28 & 31, 2011. Objectives. By the end of this meeting, participants should be able to: Distinguish open and closed-ended questions. Evaluate questions for their validity and reliability, as well as how well they follow basic rules of question wording.
January 28 & 31, 2011
By the end of this meeting, participants should be able to:
Likely Democratic Voters
Q18. If the primary election were held today, for whom would you vote? The candidates are: Joe Biden, U.S. Senator from Delaware; Chris Dodd, U.S. Senator from Connecticut; Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico; Mike Gravel, former U.S. Senator from Virginia; Dennis Kucinich, Congressman from Ohio; John Edwards, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina; Barack Obama, U.S. Senator from Illinois; Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York.
Democratic Primary Voters
The Research 2000 Florida poll was conducted from January 14th through January 16th, 2008. There were a total of 500 likely Democratic and 500 Republican primary voters as well as 500 statewide primary voters interviewed by telephone. The margin of error is 4.5%.
If the Democratic Primary for President were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (Rotated)
Common political types
Innocuous Question Technique
1) I have had unprotected sex during the last month: Yes / No
2) I got tails (on the coin flip): Yes / No
θ=probability of answering question 1
P= proportion who had unprotected sex in the past month
(1 − θ)= probability of responding to question 2
δ= the probability of getting tails (yes: Q.2)