RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS AND TOOLS
Abhijeet Jadhav and Siva Muthuprakash
Date & Time: 3rd and 4th Oct’20 | 11 am to 1 pm
Interviews and surveys are integral part of development research, and well-designed questionnaires are critical instruments for successful and useful surveys. Unfortunately, there is no theoretical base for designing flawless questionnaires. Developing an effective questionnaire is often considered as an art than science. It is
guided by experience, intuition and a lengthy list of do’s and don’t along with the subject knowledge.
This module will introduce some development research perspectives followed by steps in developing and testing a research questionnaire. It will help the participants to develop effective questionnaires by familiarizing them on components of questionnaire, various scales of measure, characteristics of good questionnaire, common mistakes in developing a questionnaire, and some recent trends in questionnaire design along with examples.