Critique of a Survey Essay

1235 Words Nov 12th, 2011 5 Pages
Critique of a Survey

Starting with the introduction of the survey they seemed to be too specific in their intro of what was going to be in the survey by describing each type of question that would be presented throughout the survey. I feel like this information isn’t necessary and over excessive in an introduction. That part of the introduction should be taken out and instead maybe include something along the lines of “Please read every question carefully and thank you for participating” or something along those lines. Regarding the question before the first question I feel like this makes answering the first question confusing because it makes it seem like I should be answering that question even though it is just a set up for the
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Also on this question, they presented the answers in a very confusing manner. I think they should take out the bullet points and instead make it multiple choice answers. Again with question 6 I think they should change the question to say “On average, how many additional hours have you had to work due to tuition?” because hours can vary per week. Also with this question they should change the bullet points to be multiple-choice A-D answers and after each number in each answer they should put hours just to be extra clear what each number represents. For question 7 I feel like the phrasing of the question is a little off and maybe they should change it to something like, “Have you eaten out less often because of the rise of tuition?” And like I said earlier, the Y/N should be changed to Yes or No just for clarification. In question 8 I feel like they should also give examples of what is “nonessential” if examples of essential are given, just to clarify with the participant what they mean by each word. And also change the interval scale like I stated earlier.

The wording of question 9 is a little off and I think it should be rephrased to say “Did you, your parents or guardians have to take out additional loans because of the tuition increase?” And again, change the Y/N to Yes or No. Similar to question

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