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The major problem with closed-ended questions is:
the structuring of the responses.
Read teh following item and then answer the question that follows: "How satisfied are you with your working conditions and wages?" 1. Very satisfied, 2. somewhat satisfied, 3. somewhat dissatisfied, 4. very dissatisdied.

Which is the major weakness with this item?
It is double-barreled.
Read teh following item and then answer the question that follows: "How old were you when you first got in a fight with someone other than a sibling?" 1. 2 or younger, 2. 3 to 5 years old, 3. 6 to 7 years old, 4. 8 to 9 years old, 5. ten years old or older, 6. I have never been in a fight.

What is the major weakness with this item?
Respondents may not be compotent to answer it.
Read the following item and then answer the question that follows: "The main cause of highway accidents is by speeding truckers. Don't you agree that the use of radar dectors by truckers should be made illegal?" 1. yes, 2. not sure, 3. no

What is the major weakness with this item?
It is biased.
Read the following item and then answer the question that follows: "How often do you feel that you are basically a kinmd and loving person?" 1. all the time, 2. usually, 3. usually not, 4. never

What is the major weakness with this item?
It is socially desirable.
Professor Kaledly wishes to ask three additional questions only of those respondents who have been active in a political organization in the previous year. Best to use would be:
contingency questions.
Response set is most likely to occur in which kinds of questions?
Matrix questions
A particularly useful strategy for improving resonse rates to self-administered qestionnaires is to:
use hand delivery and/or pick up.
An important feature of using a return rate graph is to:
estimate nonresponse biases.
According to Babbies, a 60 percent return rate is considered:
good.
Which one of the following is not a good suggestion for conducting interviews? Or are they all good suggestions?
Dress in your best dress clothes. (Not a good suggestion.)
Interviewers can be helped in dealing with confusing situations regarding a given item through the use of clarifying comments known as:
specifications.
Which one oft he following is false regarding telephone interviews?
They makie it hard for the respondent to terminate the itnerview. (False.)
Random-digit dialing best addresses which problem in telephone surveys?
Sampling frame problems.
Which is not an advantage of survey research?
Increased validity.
Which one of the following is not an advantage of interviews over questionnaires? Or are they all advantages?
Increased reliability.
The major problem with secondary analysis pertains to:
validity.