Introduction to questionnaire design and testing

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Type of training
Face to face
One day
Analysis Function Capability Team
Office for National Statistics
Newport, Titchfield


This course will allow staff to increase their knowledge and understanding of the design and testing of questions and questionnaires. The aim of the course is to introduce participants to data collection methodology and how it is applied to the survey development process.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand and identify:

  • different sources of non-sampling error, focusing on measurement error and non-response error
  • different modes of data collection including mixed modes and web data collection
  • questionnaire and question design principles including different types of questions and sources of measurement error
  • qualitative and quantitative methods for developing and testing questions, including expert review and cognitive question testing
  • methods of analysing and reporting on qualitative data

How to book:

These courses are provided depending on demand. If you would like access to this course, please contact