Essay on Are Film Festivals Still Necessary? A Questionnaire
The days and times in which I will conduct the survey will be agreed between me and the managers of the venues.
The survey is divided in four sections which I respectively called, A little bit about you, About Cinema, About Film Festivals and The Importance of Film Festivals; I decided to split up the questionnaire in four parts to make it clearer for respondents; the purpose is giving to them a sort of introduction about what they are going to be questioned.
The questionnaire was designed with a mix of closed questions (①, ②, ⑤, ⑧, ⑨, ⑩, ⑬, ⑭, ⑮, ⑰, ⑳, 21), partially closed questions (③, ④, ⑥, ⑦, ⑫, ⑯) and open questions; (⑪, ⑱, ⑲), however the first two typologies of questions prevail over the last one. I have preferred using closed and semi-closed questions rather than open ones because, even if the latter do not involve fixed-choice answers (as closed questions do) and thus they allow participants to reply in their own terms, at the same time, they request more effort from people who take part in the survey (Bryman, 2008). As a consequence, it could be likely that many respondents could be put off by the prospect of extensive writing and this could generate low response rate; for this reason, I used the open question format only when strictly needed.
The majority of questions in the survey are with the fixed choice answer format