Chapter 12 Web links

Asking questions

Open and Closed Questions

This paper is part of the Social Research Update and is written by Stephen Farrall, Jon Bannister, Jason Ditton, and Elizabeth Gilchrist. It looks at the differences between open and closed questions in particular reference to crime surveys, although many points they raise are relevant to business researchers.

Questioning Skills

This site, developed by Carter McNamara as part of the Free Management Library, has links to a number of pages where there are practical examples of questions that can be asked. It also has a number of exercises that you can undertake to improve your questioning technique.

The Australian Data Archive

The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. Here you can access ADA datasets, and find out more about accessing ADA data, depositing data with the Archive, and research data management.