Collection of self-reported information about thoughts, feelings, perceptions, behaviors, or attitudes
• This is an efficient tool for collecting a lot of versatile data in a short time frame, with results that can be analyzed statistically.
• Survey questionnaires can be either self-completed or read to participants and completed by the researcher.
• Interviews can be conducted in person, by phone, or through various communication technologies.
• Like any self-reporting, surveys may not accurately reflect true thoughts, feelings, perceptions, or behaviors.
• Surveys should therefore be carefully designed and administered and paired with complementary methods such as observations or contextual inquiry.
• There are various types of ...