Survey Research Training and Consultancy

Questionnaire Design Courses

Rubbish in, rubbish out have you ever discovered too late that your survey questions did not deliver useful or useable data?


Courses Run for Current and Former Clients:

1-Day Course

Through looking at a wide range of pitfalls, this course explores ways to assess the effectiveness of existing questionnaires as well as how to write successful new ones.  It combines suggestions from the research literature on questionnaire design with a very practical approach.  Common errors in the wording of individual questions are examined as well as how to combine individual questions into a meaningful questionnaire.  Special features for interview versus self-completion surveys will also be discussed.


1-Day Course for

  • Public Health England
  • Durham County Council
  • ICF International
  • The Social Research Association (SRA)
  • Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)
  • Scottish Government
  • Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
  • Skills development Scotland (via RSS)
  • Competition Commission (via RSS)
  • Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, Belfast (via the SRA)
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Rod Laird Organisation
  • Institute of Employment Studies
  • Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent
  • Staff Development Unit at the University of Newcastle
  • Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
  • GHK

2-Day Course

Covers the same ground in more depth.  In addition, explores special issues for factual, attitudinal and sensitive questions and ways to test survey questionnaires.

2-Day Course for

  • Wollongong University, Australia
  • University of Western Australia
  • Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York
  • Centre for Applied Social Surveys (CASS)
  • UNESCO, Bangkok
  • Monash University, Malaysia
  •, Brazil
  • Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
  • University of North Carolina
  • Office for National Statistics (ONS)

40-Hour Course for

  • University of Michigan Summer Institute (JPSM Summer Mini Course)


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