This book is a revised and updated edition of Asking Questions: A
Practical Guide to Questionnaire Design, first published in 1982. It
focuses on the type of question asking that social science researchers
and market researchers use in structured questionnaires or interviews.
Many of the principles of effective formalized questioning we
focus on in this book are useful in other contexts. They are useful
in informal or semistructured interviews, in administering printed
questionnaires in testing rooms, and in experimental studies involving
participant evaluations or responses....
When we suffer personally, and when we encounter the suffering of
another person, we are confronted with many questions. A taken-forgranted
and apparently robust future now jeopardized leaves in its place
a hollow of uncertainty and fragility. Painfully unsettling, suffering seems
to call forth a natural human proclivity to distance oneself from the specter
of vulnerability. Understandably there is a tendency for healthcare
professionals to protect ourselves from the ravages of suffering encountered
in the lives of the persons we care for.
In this chapter you will learn: Know who is conducting or sponsoring the survey, have given your informed consent to participate, know what will be done with the data collected, feel comfortable participating in the survey, not feel pressured or threatened in any way to participate, feel free to not answer any question posed, answer questions as completely and honestly as you can,...
The calm before the storm? That question dominated the stage at the
seventh annual conference on emerging markets finance, cosponsored
by the World Bank and the Brookings Institution and held at Brookings in
late April 2005.
At the time of the conference, it had been a little less than eight years since
the onset of the Asian financial crisis, an event that had depression-like effects
throughout much of Asia and, for a time, seemed to threaten global economic
Iwant to share a little known secret about the value of delivering good service to customers. Yes, it’s good for business and the organization. Yes, you may derive a lot of satisfaction by doing a customer service job well. No question. But what’s the most compelling reason to learn about, and deliver good customer service? It’s this. When you deliver good customer service to your customers, you experience less stress, and less hassle and grief from customers. They argue less. They’re much less likely to insult, and they’re less demanding.
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I. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stre ss in each of the following questions. Question 1 A. destroy B. threaten C. collect D. begin Question 2 A. educate B. animal C. computer D. natural II. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the re st in each of the following questions. Question 3 A. water...
Given the unprecedented—by recent standards—financial crisis
that has devastated the world financial system and extended its
reach into a number of other sectors, political risk insurance has
become even more relevant. At the same time, questions remain as
to whether PRI really covers those risks that investors need covered
Approach to the Patient: Chest Discomfort
The evaluation of the patient with chest discomfort must accommodate two goals—determining the diagnosis and assessing the safety of the immediate management plan. The latter issue is often dominant when the patient has acute chest discomfort, such as patients seen in the emergency department.
But all these allusions to what was said or what has happened are quite
unnecessary. The logic of the reform has an inexorability all its own: once
the reform is entrenched in K-12, the university courses would have no place
to go but to follow suit. Another induction step would result in a demand
for reform in the graduate program. Thus in no time at all, the burning
question of the day will be: are proofs allowed only in graduate courses?
From a broader perspective, the reason we must object to the reform is
that it threatens to bring down the whole education system.
In this chapter, we will address the following questions: Since change is always with us, what should I understand about it? How are employees threatened by change, and how can I help them adjust? What are the uses of OD, and how effective is it? What do I need to know to encourage innovation?
However, there are patients with two negative biopsies who continue with a high
suspicion of cancer, with a persistently elevated PSA or pre-malignant histology report such
as prostate intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or atypical microacinar proliferation. The
evidence suggests that cancers diagnosed with the third or fourth biopsy are those of low
grade and volume (Djavan, 2001). The key question is how often is it justified to re-biopsy
the patient that perhaps does not have a cancer that is life threatening.
Continuing trends toward military, political, economic, and social decline in Russia threaten the interests of the United States and its allies. Moscow’s capacity to govern is called into question by increasing crime and corruption (and by political and economic regionalization). Both the military nuclear arsenal and the civilian nuclear power sector present risks of materials theft or diversion, as well as of tragic accident. An increasingly aging and ailing population bodes ill for Russia’s future. Reversing the country’s economic decline and rebuilding an effective militar...