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en:create:tips [03.07.2015 09:57]
alexander.ritter [Conduct a Pretest]
en:create:tips [28.04.2021 17:59]
sophia.schauer
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 People know standard forms from different instances. These forms are usually labelled very short and precise: "Date of Birth", "Residence", "Address". What do you associate with these kind of forms? Petitioners, paperwork, and red tape. People know standard forms from different instances. These forms are usually labelled very short and precise: "Date of Birth", "Residence", "Address". What do you associate with these kind of forms? Petitioners, paperwork, and red tape.
  
-If you want your participants to feel comfortable during your survey, ask them proper questions ("Where did you spend your last holidays?" instead of "Last holidays:") and briefly explain the context of your questions (e.g. "Following we want to ask you a couple of questions regarding your last holidays.") -- especially when the topic of the questions changes ("The following questions relate to experiences during your last holidays").+If you want your participants to feel comfortable during your survey, ask them proper questions ("Where did you spend your last holidays?" instead of "Last holidays:") and briefly explain the context of your questions (e.g. "Following we want to ask you a couple of questions regarding your last holidays.") -- especially when the topic of the questions changes ("The following questions relate to experiences on your last holidays").
  
-By asking questions a hint of a real conversation is created and participants get a better idea of what you want to know. Of course you don't need to exaggerate: sociodemographic data can still be asked for in a very precise fashion. However, a friendly "Finally, we want to collect some information about yourself" surely doesn't harm.+By asking questionsa hint of a real conversation is created and participants get a better idea of what you want to know. Of course you don't need to exaggerate: sociodemographic data can still be asked for in a very precise fashion. However, a friendly "Finally, we want to collect some information about yourself" surely doesn't harm.
  
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   * Do not divide your text into too many paragraphs. If every full stop is followed by a new paragraph, your text is pulled apart.   * Do not divide your text into too many paragraphs. If every full stop is followed by a new paragraph, your text is pulled apart.
   * Avoid using different font types and sizes. Homogeneous texts look more professional. Once you have decided on a format for different kind of texts (e.g. bold and larger headings, underlined emphases), constrain yourself to using these formats.   * Avoid using different font types and sizes. Homogeneous texts look more professional. Once you have decided on a format for different kind of texts (e.g. bold and larger headings, underlined emphases), constrain yourself to using these formats.
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