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Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography

Chapter


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 on-line 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


  • 2010

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • McGuirk, P. M. & O'Neill, P. (2010). Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography. In I. Hay (Ed.), Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (pp. 191-216). Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195430158

Book Title


  • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

Start Page


  • 191

End Page


  • 216

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 on-line 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


  • 2010

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • McGuirk, P. M. & O'Neill, P. (2010). Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography. In I. Hay (Ed.), Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (pp. 191-216). Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195430158

Book Title


  • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

Start Page


  • 191

End Page


  • 216

Place Of Publication


  • Don Mills, Canada