To create survey questions, identify the goal of the survey, and determine the type of questions you need to ask. Form the questions, and then arrange the questions logically. Make changes if needed.
- Determine the objective
Determine the objective of the survey before developing the questions. Find out the type of information you want to know.
- Choose the type of questions
Decide the type of questions you need use on the survey. Use structured questions or questions with open answers. For the structured questions, cover every possible answer. Do not write questions with irrelevant answers.
- Form the questions
Using simple words, start developing the questions. Ask questions that address the topic and objective of the survey. Word the questions carefully to avoid bias or misleading the respondents.
- Arrange the questions
To make the survey easy for respondents, start with easy questions. Write questions that are likely to generate straightforward answers. Place hard or sensitive questions at the end of the survey. Arrange similar questions either together or in a logical order.
- Test the survey questions
Check for errors in the survey questionnaire. Test the survey by conducting a small test. Ensure that the questions address the objective and capture necessary information. Make changes if needed.