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This paper discusses how surveys are used to poll people within a population and how determining the opinions or attitudes of specific populations or the general population is a constructive way to gather support for either side of any issue. The paper uses an example of a survey to monitor attitudes of individuals in the general public in regard to breed-specific legislations. The paper further looks at the survey design and appropriate use and also contains a sample attitude survey in table form.
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From the Paper:"When designing this survey, there were a number of concerns: length, item format, scoring, and background research. In regard to length, it was decided that a five question test would not yield effective results. However, It may be difficult to find willing participants if the survey is too long. Therefore, a 10-question survey seemed to be the best option.
"For item format, the primary concern was ease of both use and design. A simple Likert type test with only disagree, neutral, and agree options was chosen (Hogan, 2007). This type of test has the unfortunate side effect of very little choice on the test; the examinee has so few options that it is hard to determine gray area. The examinee must have a clear view of the issue and an opinion one way or another. However, the positive aspect from choosing this type of test is in scoring. The method of scoring is so simple that the examinee could score his or her own sheet if necessary, much like the simple scoring techniques seen in magazine quizzes."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hogan, T. P. (2007). Psychological testing: A practical introduction (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Pitbullsontheweb. (2006). Breed-specific legislation. In For the love of Pet Bulls. Retrieved March 19, 2012, from http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/
- The Real Pit Bull, Inc. (2010). Breed myths. Retrieved from http://www.realpitbull.com/myths.html
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Attitude Survey (2012, September 25) Retrieved March 04, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/attitude-survey-151791/
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