Answered By: Steven Profit
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016     Views: 13

A list of questions--principally used to collect socio-economic or political data on individuals and households.
--from Oxford Dictionary of Statistics

A form of survey that generates factual information about an issue. A questionnaire usually consists of a series of questions designed to generate quantitative data that can later be statistically analyzed. A common example is a census. Question types include asking respondents for factual information, selecting a suitable category, detailing multiple choices, selecting an answer along a scale, preferentially ranking alternatives, and open questions. The latter are kept to a minimum as they are difficult to code subsequently.
--from Oxford Dictionary of Human Geography

In psychometrics, a set of questions specially designed to provide objective information about some characteristic of a respondent, such as attitudes, preferences, interests, values, or personality.
--from Oxford Dictionary of Psychology

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