Survey Study: Definition & Design


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The list of topics that surveys can cover is _____.

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1. A researcher is trying to find out the religious views of the average American high school student. He administers a survey with questions regarding religious beliefs to students attending private schools in large cities. What is this an example of?

2. An organization that promotes stricter censorship on television programs administers surveys to the public in which questions contain the term 'more restrictions on TV programs' rather than using the word 'censorship.' What is this an example of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will measure your knowledge of survey study design. To excel on the quiz, you'll need to know about survey topics and factors that affect individuals' answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Definition of the term 'survey'
  • Common survey topics
  • Factors that may affect participants' answers

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about survey topics in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to identify real-life survey design issues
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the various factors that have an impact on participants' survey answers and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about survey study design, review the lesson called Survey Study: Definition & Design, which covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the terms 'survey' and 'self-report data'
  • Discuss the various forms in which surveys may be administered
  • List three important issues concerning survey validity