A question that does not have a set of possible answers from which to make a selection but permits the respondent to answer in essay form. On a questionnaire, the respondent would write an essay or short answer or fill in a blank. During an interview, the respondent would give the interviewer an unstructured, narrative answer. The interviewer would record the response verbatim or select salient features. If a structured interview were used, a question might appear to be open-ended to the interviewee but could be "closed down" by the interviewer, who would have a set of alternative answers to check.
A survey question that asks the respondent to phrase the answer in his or her own words.
a question that cannot be answered with a simple "yes" or "no." Open-ended questions are designed to elicit the patient's knowledge, feelings and beliefs, by beginning with words such as "What," "Why," "Who," "How," and "When," that demand an explanation. Such questions are used to explore complex issues that do not have a finite or predetermined set of responses
5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 A type of question intended to produce a free response rather than a direct or one-word response.
As opposed to a pre-coded question, one where the answer is recorded verbatim, or as fully as practicable, and the answers are coded at a later stage.
a question for which there is no right or wrong, and one in which the customer must talk a bit and explain
a written response
a question with no pre-listed responses. Generally used for 'why' type questions and comments.
A question that asks participants what they think, feel and believe in written or spoken words (e.g. what changes would you like to see in your community?).
A question that has no pre-listed answers and which requires the respondent to answer in his or her own words. ^ to top
A question that has many avenues of access and allows students to respond in a variety of ways. Such questions have more than one correct answer.
An open-ended question allows for more than just a one or two word response.