Tag: social surveys
YouGov Surveys – What the World Thinks?
The YouGov website is a great source for finding examples of social surveys and results from survey data. YouGov is company which collects mainly survey data on a wide range of topics from people all over the world, and publishes it’s findings on a daily basis. On their intro page they say ‘YouGov is a…
Social Surveys – Advantages and Disadvantages
Social Surveys are a quantitative, positivist research method consisting of structured questionnaires and interviews. This post considers the theoretical, practical and ethical advantages and disadvantages of using social surveys in social research. The Theoretical Advantages of Social Surveys Detachment, Objectivity and Validity Positivists favour questionnaires because they are a detached and objective (unbiased) method, where…
Social Surveys – An Introduction to Structured Questionnaires and Structured Interviews
A Social Survey involves obtaining information in a standardised from large groups of people. The main survey methods are questionnaires and structured interviews. Surveys are carried out by a wide range of organisations such as government departments, schools and colleges, businesses, charities, and market research and consumer groups. You may well have been stopped in…