Questionnaire Design. Data Collection. Adapted from K Alpers , C Campese , P McKeown , V Bremer, V Prikazsky. What is a questionnaire?. A tool to collect answers to questions collect factual data A series of written questions in a fixed , rational order.
K Alpers, C Campese, P McKeown, V Bremer,VPrikazsky
As simple and focused as possible
Confirm your research purpose
Risk factors for being stung by jellyfish at PulauRedangOctober 2010
Mat Selam, 7 October 2010
Definition of objectives
The question must answer your objectives
The question collects appropriate information for analyses
Control and reading
List of variables to collect
⇒ High response
⇒ Easier to collect
⇒ Usefulness of study should be clear to all respondents
My name is Mat SelamAwangJala, I work for ……..
You may have been already informed that a survey on risk factors for being stung by a jellyfish will be done this week in PulauRedang. This study has been approved by the national ethical committee. Only anonymous data will be analysed. You have been randomly selected to participate in this study. Your participation is voluntary. The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to answer.
interviewer N° district N° person N°
7 - Do you like to go swimming and do you mind to be stung by jellyfish?
8 – What is the jellyfish situation?
8 - How often did you see jellyfish during the last week?
Three times or more
9 – Are jellyfishes useless nuisance?
9 - How often have you been stung by jellyfish?
Once a day or more
Once a week
Less than once a week
10 - Do you agree that jellyfish are annoying?
10 - According to you, the presence of jellyfish in PulauRedang is…
not at all a public health problem
not a major public health problem
a potential public health problem
an important public health problem
no opinion/don´t know
11- Did you see more than an average of 33 jellyfish/m2 salt water surface on more than 3 occasions that you went swimming in the morning last week?
11- Have you seen jellyfish on more than 3 mornings last week?
Don’t know Never
12 – What did you do to avoid being stung by jellyfish? Please describe :__________________________________________________________________________________
if yes specify : __________”
2 - What is your age in years? ___ years
3 - How long have you stayed at PulauRedang? ___ days
4 - What is your sex (gender)?
14 - Which of the following beaches have you visited during your stay in Trengganu?
15 – How often did you see jellyfish during the past weeks?
Always Sometimes Seldom Never
16 - How severe was your pain after you were stung? (please circle)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Not painful at all Very painful
17- How severe is your pain (put the tick on the line)
18 – Jellyfish also have the right to swim in the Mediterranean sea
19 - Have you seen or been stung by jellyfish?
20 - Do you swim a lot?
21- Should jellyfish victims receive a PEP?
(post exposure prophylaxis)
22 - What is your age ?
23 - Do you think we should forbid people to go swimming in the mornings?
Male 1 Ill 1
Female 0 Not ill 0
Don’t know 9 Don’t know 9
In some investigations you might want to add:
This is the end of the interview. Thanks for answering this questionnaire. The result of this study will be available on the website epiet.org in six months.
Any others questions you wish to ask ?
We are still in a very early phase of our investigation. Would you agree to be contacted again in case further questions arise?
-> similar to your target subjects
A well designed questionnaire:
-> to answer your research question
-> increases the validity of the replies