|Information Collected by Questions||To find out what information they know "Please describe ..."
To find out what they feel "How do you feel about ...?"
To find out what they think "How could the .. be improved?"
To find out what they did "What happened?"
|Types of Questions||Open-ended
|Content of Questions||Ask about what you need to know
Will the respondent be able to answer your question, i.e., do they know the answer?
Will respondents want to answer the question, i.e., is it too private or silly?
|Order of Questions||
Be careful not to include too many questions.
Keep these concepts in mind and look at the links below for more detailed information and examples of survey and questionnaire design.
As you can see from the information above, writing a good survey is very difficult. That's why you may prefer to use an existing survey.
Using existing survey questions also lets you compare your data to another data set.