This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at elizabethgrim.com.
As an evaluation consultant and strategist, I enjoy reading the questions and response options. I feel like an investigative journalist, exploring new ways of asking questions and scrutinizing response options. Each survey brings a new adventure. Some are exhilarating and some are concerning. Most make me wonder whether we are collectively relying on surveys as a tool of convenience rather than relevance. This blog shares guiding questions to ask when considering developing a survey.