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Types of Survey Questions

Closed-Ended Questions
Closed-Ended Questions

Before constructing questions, you must be knowledgeable about each type of question used in survey research. These basically include: 1. Closed-Ended Questions. Closed-ended questions limit the answers of the respondents to response options provided on the questionnaire.

Dichotomous Questions
Dichotomous Questions

The dichotomous question is a question which can have two possible answers. Dichotomous questions are usually used in a survey that asks for a Yes/No, True/False or Agree/Disagree answers. They are used for clear distinction of qualities, experiences or respondent’s opinions. Here is an example of ...

Likert-Type Scales
Likert-Type Scales

To try and clear up any confusion, we’ll take a look at the traditional and, in our opinion, most valuable way to use Likert scales and report on them using survey software. What is a Likert Scale vs. a Likert Item. A “Likert scale” is the sum of responses to several Likert items.

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Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple choice questions make up the bulk of survey questions for a good reason. They’re useful in a broad range of situations, and they’re especially valuable once you understand the subtleties of how to use each type.

Open-Ended Questions
Open-Ended Questions

Or, notice how this Neighborhood Events Survey template uses an open-ended question as a follow-up to a closed-ended question. You probably won’t be able to compile results from open-ended questions into charts or statistics, but you will be able to read through your responses to learn more about your respondents.

Rank Order Questions
Rank Order Questions

Ranking Question The Ranking question asks respondents to compare items to each other by placing them in order of preference. In the Analyze Results section, an average ranking is calculated for each answer choice, allowing you to quickly evaluate the most preferred answer choice.

Rating Scale Questions
Rating Scale Questions

Home / Support Hub / Worksheets / Working with rating scale questions Working with rating scale questions One of the most useful forms of question is a rating scale, where you ask people to mark how satisfied they were with an item or a service.

Semantic Differential
Semantic Differential

What is the Semantic Differential Scale? Semantic Differential Scale is a survey or questionnaire rating scale that asks people to rate a product, company, brand or any "entity" within the frames of a multi-point rating options. These survey answering options are grammatically on opposite adjectives at each end.

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