Pretesting survey instruments: An overview of cognitive methods

  title={Pretesting survey instruments: An overview of cognitive methods},
  author={Debbie Collins},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
This article puts forward the case that survey questionnaires, which are a type of measuring instrument, can and should be tested to ensure they meet their purpose. Traditionally survey researchers have been pre-occupied with 'standardising' data collection instruments and procedures such as question wording and have assumed that experience in questionnaire design, coupled with pilot testing of questionnaires, will then ensure valid and reliable results. However, implicit in the notion of… CONTINUE READING
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