Evaluating Public Policy Discussion
An investigator is writing a questionnaire asking police officers about their career satisfaction. Respond to ONE of the following items relative to this questionnaire:
• Compare and contrast the value of open-ended and closed-ended questions on this survey.
• Would you recommend that she include ranking questions? If so, suggest at least two questions and describe the appropriate ranking scale.
• Should she include questions asking for demographics? Why or why not? If yes, suggest some questions and describe their placement on the survey.
• The investigator pretests the questionnaire on students in an undergraduate criminal justice class. Comment on the adequacy of her pretesting strategy. Suggest an alternative audience for the pretest.