Describe the method rationale for using a questionnaire

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Other Preparation: Review the following Websites:

o Go to Research Methods Knowledge Base Website, located athttp://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/survtype.php,and read "Types of Surveys." Then, navigate to the menu bar on the left and click on "Selecting the Survey Method" to read the next article.

o Go to Research Methods Knowledge Base Website, located athttp://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/survwrit.php,and read "Constructing the Survey." Then, navigate to the menu bar on the left and click on the following items and read the articles: " Types of Questions," "Question Content," "Question Format," and " Question Wording."

o Go to the Research Methods Knowledge Base Website, located athttp://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/scallik.php,to learn about using a Likert scale.

o Review the needs of the stakeholders and the confirmation evaluation questions developed in Assignments 1 and 2.

(Note:This assignment includes an expanded version of the survey but also goes deeper into demographics, interview questions, and rationale for using this type of instrument. Also, the questions should provide information that will address the needs identified in Assignments 1 and 2. And the questions should relate to the program outcomes. The questionnaire should be integrated into the paper.

However, this questionnaire does not have to be administered to any participants for this assignment.)

Write a five to six (5) page paper, along with a fully developed assessment instrument, in which you:

Part 1: Background

1. Provide a thorough background of the assessment project focus by describing the following: (a) at least two (2) purposes of the assessment, (b) three (3) key characteristics of the environment, (c) three (3) key characteristics of the target audience, and (d) at least three (3) types of information the survey is designed to collect.

Part 2: Method

2. Provide the following to describe the method: (a) rationale for using a questionnaire, (b) number of people in the target audience, (c) number of respondents needed for statistical significance, (d) method of distributing the questionnaire and collecting data, and (e) way of providing confidentiality to respondents. (Note: Use the Websites listed and other academic sources to provide support for your methods.)

Part 3: Questionnaire Development

Section A: Directions:

3. Provide clear directions for taking and submitting the questionnaire within a specified time range. Inform the participants that the responses will be confidential and will be used in aggregate form.

Section B: Demographics

4. Develop at least five (5) closed-ended questions to gather demographic information about each respondent (e.g., profession, position, number of years in profession, education, gender, other).

Section C: Assessment questions

5. Develop at least fifteen (15) closed-ended questions about the program, using a Likert Scale. (Note: In a 5-point Likert Scale, 1 is very low, 2 is low, 3 is neutral or undecided, 4 is high, and 5 is very high.) Develop at least five (5) open-ended interview questions about the program, allowing for responses as long as 100 words.

Part 4: Costs, Challenges, and Benefits

6. Discuss the costs, challenges, and benefits of this type of data collection.

Part 5: Summary

7. Summarize at least three (3) lessons you learned by developing the brief survey and extended questionnaire for your evaluation project.

8. Provideat least three (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references, (no more than one used previously) published within the last five (5) years that support the paper's claims regarding questionnaire development methods, costs, challenges, and benefits.

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