Survey: Follow-Up Questions

Survey follow-up questions are questions that the researcher asks to gather additional information from a participant when doing research. These questions are used whenever a researcher is looking for more information on a particular topic from research participants beyond the potential answers given to closed-ended survey questions. One of the disadvantages of surveys, when follow-up questions are not used or available due to the survey method and types of questions used, is that the researcher is limited by the answer the participant gives, unable to know why the participant may have answered a certain way. Researchers also do not know if there is additional information the participant might have given to clarify an answer had the participant been allowed to explain his or ...

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