# Maths A Alternative Assessment- The Power Of Data

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Part A
Question 1 Design a survey a) In a few words, state your controversial issue The controversial issue I have chosen is the current legal drinking age.
b) For each of these 5 questions types, discuss the strengths and limitations of their use in a survey.
Free Response or Open-ended Questions Advantages: Allowing an unlimited number of possible answers.
Disadvantages: Takes a lot of time and effort to answer the questions and restricted control over the responding length.
Yes or No Questions Advantages: It is easier and faster to answer, improves consistency of responses and easier and faster to analyse.
Free Response or Open-ended Questions What are you views on the current legal drinking age?
Yes or No Questions Should the current legal drinking age change? YES or NO True or False Questions The current legal drinking is age suitable TRUE or FALSE Tick a Box Type Questions What age should the legal drinking age be?
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Response Scale
Circle the response which you agree with most on the current drinking age The current drinking should be changed 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Don't Know 4. Disagree 5. Strongly Disagree d) For each question in c), state what type of data will be collected when respondents answer the question.
Free Response or Open-ended Questions Categorical Nominal Yes or No Questions Numerical Discrete True or False Questions Numerical Discrete Tick the Box Type Questions Numerical Discrete Response Scale Categorical Ordinal e) Design you questionnaire (3 questions) 1. Refer to your text about questionnaire design 2. Analyse the 5 questions you composed in c) then choose questions for your survey that will give you the best data to respond to your controversial 3. Consider the order in which to place the questions 4. Provide a reason to justify your choice of each question 5. Present your questionnaire on a single sheet of A4 Question 2 Determine sample size Conside...

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