Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data


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My research assistants and I will go out and question people on their thoughts and feelings about the rapid development of technology and the impact it has on them. This would be an example of a(n) _____.

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1. I am looking into how strongly people believe the world will end in 2100. The best way of gathering data would be:

2. Different interviewing techniques are based upon

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of the purpose of surveys in regards to social research. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know about surveys and interviews.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo helps gauge your knowledge of:

  • Structured interviews
  • Surveys
  • Unstructured interviews
  • Questionnaires

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding when an interview should be conducted
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about interviewing techniques
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related survey lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about surveys, review the corresponding lesson on Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what social research is
  • Define survey
  • Explain the benefits of questionnaires
  • Compare and contrast structured interviews and unstructured interviews