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1

Define closed-ended questions.

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2

Define open-ended questions.

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3

Summarise the following advantages of questionnaires:
- Practical advantages
- Reliability

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4

Summarise the following advantages of questionnaires:
- Hypothesis testing
- Detachment and objectivity

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5

Summarise the following advantages of questionnaires:
- Representativeness
- Ethical issues

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6

Summarise the following disadvantages of questionnaires:
- Practical problems
- Low response rate

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7

Summarise the following disadvantages of questionnaires:
- Inflexibility
- Questionnaires as snapshots

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8

Summarise the following disadvantages of questionnaires:
- Detachment
- Lying, forgetting and 'right answerism'

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9

Summarise the following disadvantage of questionnaires:
- Imposing the researcher's meanings.

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10

Give three reasons why positivists might favour questionnaires.

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11

Give two reasons why interpretivists might reject the use of questionnaires.

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