Seemingly good survey questions are often bad questions. If the respondent can interpret it differently from the researcher, then the responses cannot easily be analyzed and the results are meaningless. For example, if I asked you “How long is your commute to work?”, you might tell me the time it takes to get to work OR the mileage you drive to work, and if you tell the time it takes, does the clock stop when you park your car or when you get to your desk? There is also the possibility you will give me round-trip figures.
Initial Post Instructions
Looking at the following imperfect questions that might appear on a survey in the workplace, tell me what makes these questions not so ideal. Then tell me a better way to write the question. Add any appropriate scale too.
1. What is your salary?
2. Where are you from?
3. How many times have you used your employee benefits in the past year?
4. Don’t you feel that enforcing a dress code at work promotes pride & professionalism and therefore encourages better performance on the job?
5. How many years of college education do you have?
Secondary Post Instructions
Do you agree or disagree with your peer’s posts? What would you do differently?
In addition to one initial post, respond to at least two peers.
Initial Post Length: minimum of 350 words
Secondary Post Length: minimum of 200 words per post
Using APA format, provide at least one citation with corresponding references page and use appropriate in-text citation(s) referring to the academic concept for the initial post