Survey Question

Survey research should be clear, consistent, uncluttered, relevant and short. You should avoid double-barreled questions: when someone raises a question that covers more than one topic, negative items: double negatives, and biased items and terms: items that favor a certain answer over the other. Respondents should be competent and willing to answer the questions. Our research will revolve around this research question: Will family fun time activities encourage parental engagement in the household? The dependent variable is family involvement and will be operationalized using this research question: “On a scale from 0 to 10, how much did this activity encourage your family to work together?” The Independent variable will be operationalized using this question: “Does your child live in a single-parent household?” Answer choices for this item are, “Yes”, “No”, and “Prefer not to say”.