I’ve Got Some Interesting Background Facts:
How Does Schreiber Compare?
Creating a Survey (100 points)
Having now completed the basic background research for your topic, you will probably have remarked at some point things like, “That is so not true,” or, “Wowo, zower, that is so bizarre! That’s like Schreiber,” or, “I wonder if this happening here.” These are valid questions.
The next phase of the exposé is to research local attitudes and facts. This can most easily be done by creating survey.
Write a questionnaire of ten to twenty questions that survey students' attitudes towards your subject.
You should include mostly QUANTITATIVE questions, though be sure to include at least two QUALITATIVE questions. The questions should be clear and simple. In order to make your survey easy to follow and non-daunting to your victim, create questions using the following formats:
§ Yes/No Questions:
I have lied to my parents. YES NO
§ Multiple Choice: Circle the most appropriate response
I lie to my parents:
A) NEVER B) SOMETIMES 1-3 times per week
C) ALWAYS (every chance I get)
§ Likert Scale (or rating scale) –usually with 5 degrees: Circle what best describes your feelings:
I feel like my parents are always nagging
1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 Most of the Time 5 All the time
These types of questions’ answer are easier to answer and easier to tabulate.
QUALITATIVE: Emotional responses are desired. Create lines/space so that your subject may answer briefly. [see models]
· How do you feel about your parents when they deny your requests?
· Describe the worst fight you ever got into with your parents.
· When is OK to lie?
· How do you feel about lying?
Your survey must include:
· Your name and Journalism Class at the top (Heading).
· Title of Survey.
· A disclaimer of this sort:
The following survey is for my journalism project. I am seeking to find out ____[fill in what your goal/subject is here like, “Schreiber students’ feelings about cheating”]. Please take a moment to complete the survey and return it to me. Thank you.
· 10-20 questions. Keep ‘em simple. No longer than two pages TOTAL.
· At the end of page one, indicate that there is another side if you have page 2.
· YOU MUST HAVE Ms. G review your survey BEFORE you submit the final draft. This means that your survey will not be printed unless you have followed the due dates and revised it.
· Zero errors in spelling, capitalization, grammar, etc. PROOFREAD it 6,000 times. No kidding. This is being distributed to the student body!
· It must be easy to read and answer. Don’t bunch stuff up.
· Don’t ask leading questions. Aim for questions that will allow the person to answer for themselves. THINK about how you phrase the questions.
· Must fit on two sheets of paper. It will be back to back.
· Due next class. This is imperative so that copies are sent to Xerox and available for the next class.