Definition of questionnaire in English:



  • A set of printed or written questions with a choice of answers, devised for the purposes of a survey or statistical study.

    • ‘A second limitation to our study is that the questionnaires were not counterbalanced.’
    • ‘Interviews might be a useful adjunct to written questionnaires at follow up.’
    • ‘Much remains to be learned about how respondents go about answering written questionnaires.’
    • ‘We thank the many women who completed questionnaires for this study.’
    • ‘The detailed content of each section was tailored according to the answers in individual questionnaires.’
    • ‘Pupils placed completed questionnaires, identified by study number only, in sealed envelopes.’
    • ‘Pupils have compiled traffic surveys and questionnaires to gauge the scale of the problem.’
    • ‘Respondents are able to read the whole questionnaire before answering the first question.’
    • ‘Two linked questionnaires were designed to examine expected differences in the reporting of seizures.’
    • ‘Our questionnaire was based on detailed questionnaires tested in England and Denmark.’
    • ‘A survey team will be handing out questionnaires on station platforms and trains.’
    • ‘Will it publish its questionnaire and advise us of the cross section of people it interviewed?’
    • ‘Understanding why this is the case and how it can be improved is seen to demand methods that go beyond questionnaires and surveys.’
    • ‘Users were involved in the design of a questionnaire developed for one study.’
    • ‘They will be asked to fill out questionnaires documenting details of their family history.’
    • ‘People from around the world will be able to answer questionnaires and add comments.’
    • ‘Copies of the two questionnaires and answer sheets were included with the letter to staff.’
    • ‘We used a slightly modified version of the questionnaire tested in the preceding pilot study.’
    • ‘Nurses trained for the survey went through the questionnaires to ensure that they were fully completed.’
    • ‘The class then turned its attention to putting together sample questionnaires for the survey.’
    question sheet, set of questions, survey form, form, test, exam, examination, quiz, opinion poll
    questionary, personality inventory
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Late 19th century: from French, from questionner to question.