How to Prepare a Questionnaire for Research

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 03:13 -- Umar Farooq

Following are the major part while preparing a questionnaire for research

Front page

The questionnaire should have a front page with title and sub-title. It have the name of the investigator and the sponsoring organization or agency.

Study and Consultation

The investigator should have the relevant study of literature. He should have to consult knowledgeable and experienced persons to collect the specific materials from the literature.

Order of Questions

Questions should be given a proper order and sequence. They should be arranged in a simple and understandable manner.

Size and Length of Questionnaire

The size of questionnaire should have to manage moderately. The questions neither be too long nor too small but should be arranged in middle size.

Types of Questions

The type of questionnaire should either be closed or open ended. It depends on the wish of the researcher. Mostly respondents like closed ended questionnaire.

Quality of paper

The quality of paper should be fine and well published. The questionnaire must be attractive on the basis of paper quality because. It attract the respondents to take interest in filling it.


It should be tested on a few friends, then the errors and ambiguities should be finds out. These should be cleared out by pre-testing.

Choosing of Respondents

The respondents should be chosen carefully. The questionnaire should have to send to those respondents who take interest and collect information honestly.


Recipients are sent to the respondents on post in shape of a card. The return of the completed questionnaire should be described in it.