- Make sure your questions are clear, concise, and unbiased.
- Consider the responses you might receive. Will these responses provide answers to the research question?
- You must use each of the 4 question types (open-ended, dichotomous, multiple choice, and scale) at least once.
- Have all questions related to your criminal justice issue been included?
In 3-4 paragraphs
- Give 3 examples of qualitative data and 3 examples of quantitative data that would be found when researching any of the following criminal justice topics:
- Juvenile justice
Wording surveys, polls, and questionnaires can be tricky to ensure that the individual responding understands the questions presented. For example, asking an individual whether he or she owns a car could lead to various results depending on whether owning a car means paying the loan on the car versus the entire car being paid off. Also, does this imply owning trucks as well?
- Give an example of a question that might be found on a survey, poll, or questionnaire that could lead to incorrect or confusing results.
- Graphs are very useful in visualizing data. Give an example of a type of data that would be appropriate for each of the following:
- pie charts
- bar charts
- line charts