Define Your Purpose
If you think you want to use a survey to gather information, you need have a clearly defined purpose. You need to ask yourself:
- What am I trying to discover with this questionnaire?
You will want to build questions that are well thought out and which fulfill your purpose. If, for instance, you want to know how effective a day-care center is in the eyes of working mothers who entrust their children to it's care, you might ask questions like:
- Do your children report that they are happy there?
- Have you ever had reason to complain?
- If so, about what?