Look over the weblink provided for the GSS (General Social Survey) – an example of a big and very common national survey (some of which we’ve used the data from already this semester). Think about how the questions are worded and notice any changes over the years of data collection. Put yourself in the shoes of the survey takers and think about what might be impacting you if you were to take the survey. Is there always an appropriate answer option for every person’s possible response? Just play around a bit and think critically as you investigate.
In the Survey Discussion Board, prepare then post a 10 question survey on a CRJ topic of your choosing. In writing your survey questions, think about how best to format them, how to ensure you have exhaustive and mutually exclusive measurement, what order the questions should be given in, etc. and write an introductory paragraph before your survey that explains 1) your topic, and 2) the choices you intentionally decided on in creating your questions.