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Webinar: Creating questionnaires: Design, validation and analysis

Thursday, 23 April 2020

This online workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the use of questionnaires within the research process, from generating initial ideas through to the analysis of data collected. Interactive exercises will be used at each stage to give practical experience as well as theoretical background.

Topics covered will include:

·         different methods of data collection with questionnaires

·         ethical issues in questionnaire design

·         developing questions and items

·         considering open and closed responses

·         designing categorical responses

·         critical thinking within questionnaire design

·         thinking ahead to questionnaire data: reliability, validity, and qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis


11-11.45: How to design a questionnaire

Different methods of questionnaire administration

Designing a questionnaire: questions and responses


11.45-12.00: Ethics in questionnaire design


12.00-12.15: Thinking critically about questionnaires (activity)


12.15-13.00: Lunch break (+ some afternoon preparation)


13.00-13.30: Reliability and validity in questionnaires


13.30-14.00 Analysing questionnaire data


Workshop Facilitator:

Dr Samuel Fairlamb is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He primarily teaches Research Methods and Social Psychology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research is formed of two main interests: (1) the need for self-esteem and meaning to buffer from existential-based concerns, and how this can be applied to a variety of human phenomena, including why humans struggle to peacefully co-exist; (2) how the need for self-esteem can lead to counter-productive outcomes to effective learning in an educational-based environment. Sam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Thursday, 23 April 2020
Times: 11:00 - 14:00
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