Survey research is incredibly valuable. However, its value is only as good as its questions. When you run a survey, if your questions are not relevant to your business, do not make sense, or do not provide you with the data you think the answers provide, then the data itself is meaningless.
However, if you develop a questionnaire for survey research that is relevant to your business, easily understood, and provides data that is actually useable, you’ll be able to make changes to your business that will help you out in the short and long term.
Developing Questionnaires for Surveys
- Easy to Understand: No complicated language. Make sure that every question has a clear and concise answer, and no one is confused by the wording or has their opinions altered by the phrasing.
- Direct: You also want to make sure that you’re asking the exact questions you want to answer. Don’t beat around the bush. You need to make sure that the answers are relevant and useful, so ask the questions that will provide you with specific answers.
- Specific and Thorough: You should also be as specific as possible, looking at everything you want to know about your business and asking the questions accordingly. A questionnaire for a survey that isn’t specific only gives you broad data and may not provide you with answers that matter.
It’s difficult to perfect a questionnaire for surveys your company may want to create. At SurveyMethods, we try to improve the process by providing you with a Survey Library. This library allows you to go and look through surveys that have already been completed, and simply use those surveys at your leisure so that you no longer have to create a survey from scratch.
Like any library, it’s also a useful tool for seeing “HOW” questions are worded. Look at the questionnaires for surveys that have already been created, and get an idea of their design best practices. You can learn a lot about creating data, and possibly have a survey already ready to be run with just a few brief clicks.
Log in to your SurveyMethods account today to get access to the survey library, and possibly run your first survey right now. If you don’t yet have an account with SurveyMethods, sign up today and get access to all the survey questions we have in our library, and the hundreds of other features that make us such a popular choice for survey research.