The pilot test seeks to answer the question, does the questionnaire consistently measure whatever it measures?
The use of reliability types (test-retest, split half, alternate form, internal consistency) depends on the nature of data (nominal, ordinal, interval/ratio).
After developing a thorough understanding of the research, the next step is to generate statements/questions for the questionnaire.
In this step, content (from literature/theoretical framework) is transformed into statements/questions.
Scales are devices used to quantify a subject's response on a particular variable.
Understanding the relationship between the level of measurement and the appropriateness of data analysis is important.
Following IRB approval, the next step is to conduct a field test using subjects not included in the sample. An analysis of research designs used in agricultural and extension education.