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How to Design and Validate A Questionnaire: A Guide

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Jaspreet Kaur Boparai, Surjit Singh * and Priyanka Kathuria Pages 210-215 (6)

Abstract:


Background: A questionnaire is a commonly used data collection method and is a very crucial part of the research. However, designing a questionnaire can be a daunting task for postgraduate students.

Methods: This manuscript illustrates the various steps required in questionnaire designing and provides an insight into the essentials of questionnaire construction and validation. Data from a questionnaire should be able to comprehend the objectives of the study; else it may lead to wrong interpretation or bias, decreased power of study and inability to generalize the study results.

Conclusion: Since it is equally important to verify the usefulness of the designed questionnaire, the article briefly describes the process of psychometric evaluation of a questionnaire.

Keywords:

Questionnaire validation, questionnaire designing, psychometric assessment, validity, WOMAC, pragmatic research.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmacology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201310, Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342005, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, AIIMS Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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