Rourke, Thomas O'; Rourke, Diane O'
January 2002
American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p208
Academic Journal
Using a questionnaire is commonplace as a means of collecting data. A well-designed questionnaire is essential to improving response rate and increasing the quality of the data collected. A previous article (O'Rourke 2001) presented and described several basic guidelines relating to the physical format of the questionnaire. This two-part article focuses on the ordering and wording of questions. Part t appeared in the previous issue of this Journal (O'Rourke 2002).


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