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Researcher Development : Questionnaire Design - a very basic introduction



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

This activity is for staff on R and E&R only contracts - grades E-G.

This session will be DELIVERED VIRTUALLY - joining instructions will be provided beforehand.

Dr Jonathan Doney will lead an interactive workshop on the basics of questionnaire design, drawing on over a decade of using questionnaires in a variety of settings.

The workshop will focus on considering the key things to think about at the early stages of setting out on a questionnaire survey; it will be particularly appropriate for those who have no experience of questionnaire design.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to: - Consider and list the key objectives of your questionnaire.

- Consider how your research questions and analytical approach will shape the design of your questionnaire.

- Develop some initial understandings of good practice in questionnaire design in terms of which questions to ask and how to sequence them for best outcomes.

- Know where to go for more in-depth help with questionnaire design and analysis.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for PGRs and Research Staff who are new to using questionnaires in research.


Dr Jonathan Doney, Lecturer in Education at Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter.

What previous participants have said about the course:

- The session was insightful and practical.

- Jonathan was approachable.

- Particularly liked the discussion.

Before the course:

Be prepared to share your experiences of completing questionnaires as a respondent; if you are designing a questionnaire at the moment, bring your questions about this too!

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

If you register for any of our sessions, it is expected that you will attend.

If you are not able to attend please log in to the `iTrent' online system to remove your name from the relevant activity before it is due to take place.

You will be expected you to attend for the whole session and for ease of administration, attendance registers will be taken at the end of each session.

Should you need to leave a session early or you experience ongoing technical issues, please email

16/07/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 11:30 Free Jonathan Doney 11

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