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There are main types of questionnaire used in sociology and social research

1.Factual surveys - these gather information about features of peoples lives rather than asking for thoughts, or opinions.
2. Attitudinal surveys - these ask peoples on topics and issues
3. Social psychological surveys - these develop out of attitudinal surveys and try to group people into types
4. Explanatory surveys - designed to test a hypothesis - for instance a questionnaire designed to establish causality (what a social phenomenon).

Types of Question
Open ended questions are when the respondent is asked their view and a blank space is provided. Such questionnaires generate data.
Closed questions are when the respondent is given restrictions in how they can answer e.g. a tick box or "yes" and "no". Closed questions generate data.

Strengths of Questionnaires

1. They can be used to show causality
2. They are relatively
3. They generate statistics and can therefore be seen to provide "" evidence
4. They are anonymous and so sensitive or illegal activities can be surveyed
5. They are relatively quick
5. Respondents whether they participate

Weaknesses of Questionnaires
1. Questions are set by the researcher who might impose into the research
2. Tick boxes can simply important issues to a level of meaninglessness
3. Questionnaires may not be returned by the entire
4. People may interpret the questions to mean different things
5. Respondents may lie about sensitive or activities

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