Data Collection

I plan on using questionnaires and surveys to gather the information I require for this campaign and analyse. I will put together a questionnaire to people around my own age (34) and younger via my Facebook page and ask for it to be shared to gain further research. These questionnaires could also be printed off and handed out around campus, or emailed, there are so many ways questionnaires can be distributed to gain data and this is why I decided on using them. But! What is the difference between questionnaires and surveys?

Definition of questionnaire in English:noun- A set of printed or written questions with a choice of answers, devised for the purposes of a survey or statistical study.

Definition of survey in English:noun-

1, A general view, examination, or description of someone or something:the author provides a survey of the relevant literature

1.1, An investigation of the opinions or experience of a group of people, based on a series of questions:a survey conducted by Gardening Which?

2, British An act of surveying a building:the building society will insist that you have a survey done

3, An act of surveying an area of land:the flight involved a detailed aerial survey of military bases

It is easy to mix the two as being the same sort of thing but they are not. Once I have collected all the data from the questionnaires I can then produce a survey, analyse and move onto the next stage.

Next step, Reading all about how to produce a great questionnaire, market research and surveys…

Oxford Dictionary, 2016. Questionnaire [online]. Available at: [Accessed 14 January 2016].

Oxford Dictionary, 2016. Survey [online]. Available at: [Accessed 14 January 2016].




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