Types and Structure:
Types and Structure The design of a useful schedule normally involved extensive planning, consultation with colleagues and experts, pretesting and revising. Some of the major considerations that to be kept in mind when constructing a questionnaire andlor interview schedule are:
i) Form of Schedule Schedules vary in extent to which they are structured. These can be structured, seini-structured, unstructured. Majority of the interview schedule and questionnaire fall in between these two extremes of rigid standardization (structured) and total absence of structure (unstructured). That is, schedules are most often composed of a combination of questions which vary in their degree of structure. In general, questionnaire tend to be more standardized than interview schedule.
ii) Form of Question Review the forms of question which could be close-ended, open-ended and partially close-ended questions. Some advantages and disadvantages of open and close-ended question are listed in Fig. The partially close-ended questions provide a compromise. Although answer choices are provided, respondents have option of creating their own responses also.