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Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography

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Abstract


  • This chapter deals with questionnaires, an information-gathering technique used frequently in mixed-method research that draws on quantitative and qualitative data sources and analysis. We begin with a discussion of key issues in the design and conduct of questionnaires. We then explore the strengths and weaknesses for qualitative research of various question formats and questionnaire distribution and collection techniques, including online techniques. Finally, we consider some of the challenges of analyzing qualitative responses in questionnaires, and we close with a discussion of the limitations of using questionnaires in qualitative research.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Edition


  • 4

Citation


  • McGuirk, P. M. & O'Neill, P. (2016). Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography. In I. Hay (Ed.), Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (pp. 246-273). Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780199010905

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3519&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2518

Book Title


  • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

Start Page


  • 246

End Page


  • 273

Place Of Publication


  • Don Mills, Canada

Abstract


  • This chapter deals with questionnaires, an information-gathering technique used frequently in mixed-method research that draws on quantitative and qualitative data sources and analysis. We begin with a discussion of key issues in the design and conduct of questionnaires. We then explore the strengths and weaknesses for qualitative research of various question formats and questionnaire distribution and collection techniques, including online techniques. Finally, we consider some of the challenges of analyzing qualitative responses in questionnaires, and we close with a discussion of the limitations of using questionnaires in qualitative research.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Edition


  • 4

Citation


  • McGuirk, P. M. & O'Neill, P. (2016). Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography. In I. Hay (Ed.), Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (pp. 246-273). Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780199010905

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3519&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2518

Book Title


  • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

Start Page


  • 246

End Page


  • 273

Place Of Publication


  • Don Mills, Canada