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Open Ended Questions: Definition
Examples of Open Ended Questions
Open Ended Questions vs Close Ended Questions
Advantages of Open Ended Questions
How to write effective Open Ended Questions?
How can I add Open Ended Questions?

Open Ended Questions: Definition
Open-ended questions are defined as free-form survey questions that allows a respondent to answer in open text format such that they can answer based on their complete knowledge, feeling, and understanding….

What is the Likert scale?
Likert scale is defined as a unidimensional scale used to collect the respondent attitudes and opinions. This scale is often used to understand respondent ratings and agreement levels with the topic in-hand. Different variations of Likert scale are focused directly on measuring the attitudes of people, such as Guttman scale, Bogardus scale, Thurstone scale etc.

Clichés and aphorisms can be both inspirational and educational. Sometimes they are practical for everyday living. Take, for example, the sayings: “There are no stupid questions” or “The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.”
In market research, however, clichés and aphorism are like sailing on the Titanic. Rest assured this is the case for survey questions.

What are Multiple Choice Questions?
Multiple Choice Questions form the foundation of any survey or questionnaire as they provide a set of answer options for the respondents to select from. They are the perfect means to understand respondent preferences and produce impactful results. Not only do they bring balance to a survey but they also make it easier and quicker for the respondents to answer the survey.

5 Reasons Why You Need Open Ended  Questions

Open ended questions demand that respondents give replies in their own words and are intended to evoke more data than is conceivable in close-ended questions or a multiple choice question. Sometimes we get so much caught up in close ended questions that we ignore open ended questions. These questions give people the freedom to express their idea, thoughts encouraging critical thinking and creativity….

If you thought the answer was that they are both the same you couldn’t further from the truth. Though the two are different, they are often used interchangeably. It may sound like a semantic dispute, but hopefully the difference will be clearer by the end of this blog post. Remember in grade school math learning that a square is a rectangle but a rectangle isn’t a square? Sort of the same deal here, surveys can be done using questionnaires but not the other way around.