A Local Authority in Mauritius was concerned regarding social and environmental effects due to the amount of under-age drinking in the area. As part of a long-term strategy to promote the social sustainability, students from the University were asked to help design a problemnaire to be used in the survey of local school children in the area, with a view to remove the problem.
The given is an extract from the problemnaire:
Figure: Extract of problemnaire
problem 1: Outline one benefit and one drawback of using a problemnaire.
problem 2: Describe the four main components that required to be considered when designing the problemnaire.
problem 3: Describe one reason why a pilot study must have been carried out in the context of this survey.
problem 4: Each problem in the extract from the problemnaire (Figure above) is open to criticism. Choose one problem and give a criticism of it.
problem 5: Re-prepare the problem you chosen so that it overcomes the criticism you identified in
problem 6: describe the two ways of making sure that this survey would be taken out in an ethically acceptable manner.
problem 7: Following the survey it was decided to conduct an observational study into under-age drinking. Outline in brief the procedures you would have taken for carrying out such an observation.