Guides & Reports for Questionnaire Design & Testing
Applied Research Program (ARP) staff use a variety of methods to develop and test questionnaires, including established Questionnaire Design Principles, empirical methods such as Cognitive Testing and psychometric methods such as Item Response Theory Modeling.
Useful tools that provide guidance on each of these methods are provided here in PDF files:
- The Question Appraisal System (PDF, 2.5 MB), a detailed guide, provides more information on questionnaire design principles and how to apply them in questionnaire design.
- Cognitive Interviewing: A How-To Guide describes cognitive testing techniques.
- An Introduction to Modern Measurement Theory describes item response theory modeling techniques.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013