Designing Survey Strategies
March 13, 2013
Designing Survey Strategies
Survey strategiesPart 1. Choose the survey method(s) you would most probability use for each research objective. Explain your choice(s). No. | Research Objective | Questionnaire Survey* | Observational Survey** | Experimental Study*** | Explain |
1 | You want to know what percent of the U.S population approves the President’s performance in the past two years | x | | | Each individual person conducted in the survey can only answer once, a questionnaire survey allows this process to be done quickly. |
2 | You want to know what percent of soda consumers prefer the ...view middle of the document...
An experiment that requires extra precaution, walking across the street in a cross walk to see how many cars yield. Another way is to watch a downtown busy intersection and count the results. |
7 | You want to know whether motors respect “STOP’ sign at road intersection | x | x | x | This question is too veg to specifically define what is the best way to research the objective. People respecting stop signs can be defined very differently between people. A questionnaire will allow a better definition to what “respecting a stop sign” is and observing people to see if they fall into the definition developed by the survey can produce accurate results. Also, conducting an experiment to see if what people stated on a survey is truth to how they respond to respecting stop signs can be a type of research that can produce results. |
8 | You want to know whether UOP online students perform same as ground students | | | x | It would be impossible to develop a questionnaire and relying on the answers to be honest in this case. Observing students will not ensure their performance since most students keep their grades confidential. An experiment that requires students to take online courses and courses at a UOPX campus will mimic the best results in finding online students perform the same as ground students. |
9 | You want to know whether Advil relieves fever within 15 minutes | x | x | x | A questionnaire to doctors can produce accurate results to this research objective. Observing people with feverish systems and professionally administering Advil to see if there fever relieves. Experimenting the drug Advil to people, or lab testing on animals with fever like symptoms |
10 | You want to know if women live longer than men in the US | | x | x | There are plenty of ways to observe if men or women live longer. Such as reading the obituaries and calculation the ages of the people who have passed. The experimental way of conducting this research objective would be to acquire people to participate in an experiment and track the ages. This may take longer than needed to conduct. |
11 | You want to study the expenditure patterns of 20 households in your city | | x | | Observing the expenditures of 20 houses in a city would be the best way to conduct this research objective. |
12 | You want to know whether electric-engine cars run faster than gas-engine cars | | x | x | Observing electrical cars vs. gas-engine cars in different conditions such as traffic, environment, etc. will produce accurate research. Experimenting with electrical engines vs. gas...