No rubric and no references are needed for this assignment (follow the guidelines).
Your survey must measure your respondents’ attitudes towards the research topic NOT their own behavior.
Here are some important factors for everyone to keep in mind about constructing your survey for the purpose of this course.
This survey is going to measure the “attitudes” of your classmates about a specific topic NOT their own behavior.
Only the demographic questions are about “who your respondents are based on your research topic” (e.g., sex, gender, sexual orientation, major, ethnicity, race, religion, how many semesters at college, political party, full-time or part-time student, employment status, how many hours a day spending time on social media, relationship status, and so on). Your classmate is your respondent, which means your demographic questions must be relevant to a college student’s backgrounds. For example, most of the college students do not have an income of over 100K and children, and are not married yet.
Having irrelevant questions in your survey will invalidate your credibility and your findings. When you are studying about apple specifically, do you really need to ask questions about orange and banana?
Example for “behavior question”, how many times per week do you eat fast food?
Example for “attitude question”, how many times per week do you believe that college students eat fast food?
How to change a “behavior” question to an “attitude” question?
“How many times throughout the week do you feel lost or sad as a result of your parents status?”
[ ] 0 [ ] 1 or 2 times [ ] 3-4 times [ ] 5+ times
On a scale of 0 to 3, how severely (or how often) the citizen children with deported parents may feel lost or sad?
Survey AND Codebook (10 points)
- Descriptive title
- Brief introduction
- Surveys must include:
At least three demographic questions
- age (no categories, leave it blank so respondents can write their age)
- one other of your choice, such as religion, ethnicity, education, social class, major, relationship status, income, or political party–this question must have at least three choices.
At least three quantitative items (measuring attitudes of the respondents on an issue NOT their own behavior) that will get at your research question:
- Must be one ratio and interval level questions
(e.g., questions that ask the respondent to state from never to 7 days/week, the number of times they eat at a restaurant in a given month, specify a number) refer to this variable as research variable 1
- Must be an ordinal or higher rating question
(e.g., “How satisfied are you with your relationship?” very dissatisfied, dissatisfied, satisfied, very satisfied. Other choices include agree to disagree) refer to this variable as research variable 2
- Any other research variables you choose
One qualitative question that will encourage your respondents to answer in full
sentences or paragraphs
(e.g., “How does _____ make you feel?” “What is your reaction to_____?”)
Coded in number of years
Question: Sex [ ] male [ ] female
Question: Religion [ ] Jewish [ ] Muslim[ ] Catholic [ ] Christian [ ] Other __________
Question: On average, how many days per week do you consume wine? _________
“On average, how many days per week do you consume wine?”
Coded in number of days
Question: On average, how many glasses of wine do you drink in one day (1 glass =
196 ml = 6.5 fl. Oz.)? _________
“On average, how many glasses of wine do you drink in one day (1 glass = 196 ml = 6.5 fl. Oz.)?”
Coded in number of glasses
Question: How much do you agree that wine has health benefits?
“How much do you agree that wine has health benefits?”
Question: How often do you drink wine? [ ]very often [ ]often [ ]not very often [ ]never
“How often do you drink wine?”
2=not very often
Demographic questions are about who your respondents are, and the rest of the questions are about how your respondents think about the topic (measuring their attitude not behavior).
- Did you use your own literature review for making this survey?
- Did you include the research topic?
- Does your research topic have two variables (independent and dependent)?
- Does your research topic relate to sociology?
- Did you leave the Age question blank, so respondents can write their age (no categories)?
- Does the demographic question relate to your research topic?
- Does your survey measure the attitudes of the respondents on an issue?
- Does your survey have a ratio question?
- Does your survey have one qualitative question that directly relates to your research topic?
I WILL PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE SURVEY BELOW: