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Earl R. Babbie
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Textbook Problem

Find a questionnaire printed in a magazine, newspaper, or on a website (for a reader survey, for example). Consider at least five of the questions in it and critique each one.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The online questionnaire I chose purports to help a person choose a career that will make them feel fulfilled. I found many of the questions overly simple for the intended purpose. It was also concerning that the site indicated that the survey would be automatically shared with my social media friends because I would have to log in to get my results.

Explanation

Answer and explanation:

(This question requires a subjective answer, this is an example.)

http://www.sixwise.com/Survey/FreeCareerTestWhatsYourCareerPersonality/FreeCareerTestWhatsYourCareerPersonality.aspx

13. I am not a fan of delegating my work. I prefer to do it myself.

A. Always

B. Often

C. Sometimes

D. Rarely or never

This question is a surface level attempt to diagnose personality style. Real life makes this decision much more complex than is indicated here.

12. In my experience, people who act nice to you only do so to get something in return.

A. Always

B. Often

C. Sometimes

D. Rarely or never

This question is meant to determine if a person has a pessimistic attitude, but is too simple to encompass several interactions and gathers a general feeling instead.

1. I view my job as:

A. Primarily a way to make money

B. An essential part of who I am as a person

C. One of my primary creative outlets

D...

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