Designing Questionnaires

This activity reviews some of the key points to be considered when designing an effective questionnaire

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Overview of task

This activity reviews some of the key points to be considered when designing an effective questionnaire.

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Strand:

 Statistics

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Prior knowledge

Students will need a basic familiarity with some of the issues involved in designing a questionnaire. This task builds on and reinforces prior learning in this area from GCSE mathematics.

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Relevance to Core Maths qualifications

  • AQA
  • City & Guilds
  • Pearson/Edexcel
  • OCR
  • Eduqas

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Suggested approaches

This task is suitable for a whole-class introduction to the topic of questionnaire design. There are ample opportunities for whole-class discussion, and the practical task where students design their own questionnaire is suitable for work in pairs or small groups.

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Resources/documentation

The activity is supplied as a PowerPoint presentation for teacher use.

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Relevant digital technologies

Students could use a variety of software packages to design their own questionnaires, including word processors, spreadsheets, or online survey tools.

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Possible extensions

This activity would be an ideal precursor to a data collection exercise forming part of a larger statistics project.

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Acknowledgement

This activity was developed by the Mathematics department at The Duston School, Northamptonshire.