Assignment 1: Discussion Question
By Saturday, February 27, 2016 respond to the discussion question. Submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmates’ submissions, and continue the discussion untilWednesday, March 2, 2016. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Imagine you were to create a survey that examined the frequency of drug use in middle school children. Referring back to the considerations for creating surveys presented in this module and in your textbook, what specific factors would you need to consider when developing this survey? Make sure you address considerations related to age (early adolescence) and nature of the topic (drug use).
For this research question, one issue to consider here is honesty in responding. So, a survey might best be complemented by other types of designs in this particular scenario. However, in the context of the survey itself, there are *many* possible strategies and factors to take into consideration, and I would like folks to focus on how we would design the questionnaire instrument itself–what questions would be included, and how would they be worded? I found this
resource that folks might want to take a look at as they consider these issues…. Enjoy!