Definition of questionnaire in English:

questionnaire

noun

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

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

Late 19th century: from French, from questionner ‘to question’.

Pronunciation

questionnaire

/ˌkwɛstʃəˈnɛr//ˌkwesCHəˈner/