To help Scouts to obtain information or test opinions from a group of people. This will help the Scouts to think carefully of the information that they want and then write questions to obtain this information.
Questionnaires can test people's knowledge or test their opinion's or attitudes on a topic. If a large number of people are going to respond to the questions it is important that it is easy to collate the answers. Tick boxes are the easiest method.
• Identifying the problems
• Developing Awareness
• Measuring Change
• Identify the subject area that you want to find out more about.
• Identify the number and groups of people who you would like to answer the questionnaire and what kind of answer do you need? There are many different ways questions can be answered. For some questions you can answer yes or no, for others you may want a longer, more involved answer.
• Write down a list of questions you would like to ask people.
• Put the list of questions into an order, starting with the easy/basic topics and then getting harder.
• Check the questions to make sure that they are easy to understand and answer – perhaps test the questions on some people and amend them if necessary.
• When you are happy with the questions you are going to ask, and the order in which they are written, you can begin to ask people the questions. Remember to ask people’s permission first.
• When all the questionnaires are completed / enough people have been asked, you can put the results together.
• For each question look at the answers that you have been given.
• How different are the answers you have received? Where they what you had expected?
• Once all the results have been put together, think about what you have found out and how you will share your results with others.
• It may be helpful to ask people with experience of developing questionnaires to help you with this exercise.
Questionnaires, pencils or pens.