Advantages And Disadvantages Of Questionnaires

854 Words4 Pages
• Questionnaires Questionnaires are a set of written questions that are either given to respondents to complete or posted to them. The question may be open-ended questions (where the respondents are allowed to give their own answers) and may be closed- ended questions (where the questions are designed to give a specific and definite answer usually in the form of ‘’Yes’’ or ‘’No’’) The advantages of using this method is that a large number of people can be reach as the forms are just handed out or can simply be posted online or mailed out, it is relatively of low cost. Another advantage is that it is less time consuming as it does not require going and talking to the person. The disadvantages are that people tend to get bothered to reply to questionnaires unless it benefits to them. Another disadvantage is that it produces a low response rate ( response rate is the proportion of people who reply) which makes the survey useless as you do not know if the more number of reply is representative of all who were sent the questionnaire. In addition to this, it is difficult to go into depth in a questionnaire because the questions need to be as clear and as simple as possible. You can never be sure that the correct person answers the questionnaire…show more content…
Practicability is one of the main disadvantages of observation as it can be very time consuming and resource intensive, a researcher with limited time and resources cannot go through this methods. Another disadvantage is the observer bias, thus this undermines the reliability and the validity of the data gathered. Observer bias can occur when the observer records not what is actually happened, but what they either wanted to see, expected to see or merely thought they saw. Another disadvantage is the observer effect, this refer to the way in which the presence of an observer in some way influences the behavior of those being

More about Advantages And Disadvantages Of Questionnaires

Open Document