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Questionnaires and Interviews in Data Collection Major Advantages of Field Research Sampling secondary data anal

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Final Essay Exam NameClassDateProfessorFinal Essay Exam Questionnaires and Interviews in Data Collection There are many different methods for collecting data in research. Survey research can be employed using either qualitative or quantitative research methods and include methods such as questionnaires and interviews. A questionnaire is a self administered survey designed to gauge the attitudes and opinions of the participants while the interview is administered by the researcher and addresses the interviewee directly. The interview and the questionnaire both employ open ended or close ended questions but the questionnaire will also include the use of scales. Both survey methods are designed to gather information from a sample population. Opened ended questions allows the participant to provide a free response to a question will the close ended question restrict the answer of respondent because if requires a specific answer. The close ended question can include a scale and produces structured data. Structured data refers to data that is organized. The open ended question produces unstructured data and is less organized than the data provided by the structured question. Unstructured data can be more difficult to code or to properly organize for valid and reliable findings. A questionnaire is a series of written questions a researcher supplies to subjects, requesting their response (Beam, 2005).Questionnaires are most commonly used t

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