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Structured Questionnaires

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Questionnaire, structured


Structured questionnaire is a document that consists of a set of standardized questions with a fixed scheme, which specifies the exact wording and order of the questions, for gathering information from respondents.


Structured questionnaire is the primary measuring instrument in survey research. The use of structured questionnaire has a close relationship with quantitative analysis. The use of structured questionnaires in social research was pioneered by Francis Galton and is very common in the collection of data in quality of life research nowadays. A typical example of a structured questionnaire is the Census questionnaire, which collects demographic information from individuals. In addition, structured questionnaire is also often used as an assessment tool for psychological and psychiatric tests.

From Population Census to mini-surveys, structured questionnaires can appear in many different forms and are used in different types...

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Cheung, A.K.L. (2014). Structured Questionnaires. In: Michalos, A.C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht.

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