a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information
A list of questions, usually on a printed form, to be answered by an individual. The forms often have blank spaces in which the answers can be written. Sets of such forms are distributed to groups and the answers used for various purposes, such as to obtain statistical information for social science, political, or marketing research, or to obtain information about a patient for the use of medical practitioners.
A form containing a list of questions; a means of gathering information for a survey
To survey using questionnaires
Origin: From questionnaire, from quaestionarius, from quaestio (English question) + -arius, from quaero (English query).
A questionnaire is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions and other prompts for the purpose of gathering information from respondents. Although they are often designed for statistical analysis of the responses, this is not always the case. The questionnaire was invented by Sir Francis Galton. Questionnaires have advantages over some other types of surveys in that they are cheap, do not require as much effort from the questioner as verbal or telephone surveys, and often have standardized answers that make it simple to compile data. However, such standardized answers may frustrate users. Questionnaires are also sharply limited by the fact that respondents must be able to read the questions and respond to them. Thus, for some demographic groups conducting a survey by questionnaire may not be practical. As a type of survey, questionnaires also have many of the same problems relating to question construction and wording that exist in other types of opinion polls.
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Rank popularity for the word 'questionnaire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4507
Rank popularity for the word 'questionnaire' in Nouns Frequency: #2093
The numerical value of questionnaire in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of questionnaire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In some cases an airman may fill out the first page of the questionnaire before visiting with the doctor and once the doctor's visit is complete the form is updated.
We're asked to fill in questionnaire after questionnaire about how much we pay people, how much waste we produce and the questionnaires just get longer and longer and longer.
The questionnaire is done electronically, in some cases an airman may fill out the first page of the questionnaire before visiting with the doctor and once the doctor's visit is complete the form is updated.
This is based obviously on our numbers dramatically growing, but even more due to the willingness of many individuals to speak out -- to question basic fundamental biases like the check-one-box-only ethnicity questionnaire that we simply can't fill out honestly, to address a lack of accurate media representation amidst a plethora of stereotype, to be bold enough to insist on defining oneself rather than have others outside do it for you.
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- qüestionariCatalan, Valencian
- cuestionario, encuestaSpanish
- kyselykaavake, kyselylomakeFinnish
- questionnaire, enquêteFrench
- ceisteachanScottish Gaelic
- kwestionariusz, ankietaPolish
- анке́та, опро́сникRussian
- упитник, anketni listićSerbo-Croatian
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