Student Page: Banana Survey and Tips for Writing Effective Surveys

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1. Which fruit is your favorite? (Check one.)

____ Apple
____ Banana
____ Grapes
____ Orange
____ Strawberries
____ Watermelon
____ Other (Write the name.): __________________

2. How many bananas do you eat in a typical week? (Check one.)

____ None.
____ 1 - 3 bananas a week
____ 4 - 6 bananas a week
____ 6 or more bananas a week

3. What do you like about bananas? (Check all that apply.)

____ They are sweet.
____ They are soft.
____ They are easy to peel and eat.
____ They are good for you.
____ They are easy to pack in a lunch.
____ Nothing. I don’t like them.
____ Other (Describe): ______________________

4. How do you like to eat bananas?

(Check the box that best describes how much you like each way.)

 

Yuck!

So-So

Pretty Good

Yummy

Delicious!

1

2

3

4

5

Just peel it and eat it

         

In smoothies

         

In banana bread

         

On pancakes

         

In banana splits

         

Other: _______

         

5. Where do you think bananas grow?

 

Tips for Writing Effective Surveys

If students will be writing their own surveys, here are suggestions for designing effective surveys:

  1. Decide what information you want the survey to provide.
  2. Keep the questions short and simple.
  3. Ask different kinds of questions: -- Closed-ended questions give answers from which the person chooses. These are easy to tally and analyze. -- Open-ended questions have no definite answers. These give people a chance to use their own words.
  4. Put the questions in logical order and number them.
  5. Write neatly or type your survey.
  6. Test out your survey on a few people. Ask them whether any questions are unclear. Read their responses. Do the questions give the information you want?