How to Design and Validate A Questionnaire: A Guide

Author(s): Jaspreet Kaur Boparai, Surjit Singh*, Priyanka Kathuria

Journal Name: Current Clinical Pharmacology

Volume 13 , Issue 4 , 2018

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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.

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2018
Page: [210 - 215]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1574884713666180807151328
Price: $65

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