Respondents are asked to decide where they fit along a scale continuum. These questions contain an ordered set of answers. A common ordinal scale asks about levels of satisfaction.
Close ended questions
Any question which can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no", or with a specific piece of information (ie. "Where can I find cheese?" "Aisle 5"). Open-ended questions are sometimes phrased as a statement which requires a response.
A closed-ended question contrasts with an open-ended question.
Examples of close-ended questions:
- Were you born in 1970?
- Is the capital of France Paris?
- Did you steal the money?
At the same time, there are closed-ended questions which are sometimes impossible to answer correctly with a yes or no without confusion, for example: "Have you stopped taking heroin?" (if you never took it), see "Loaded question".
- Dillman D., Smyth J., & Christioan LM. (2009) Internet and Mixed-Mode Surveys. The Tailored Design Method. John Wiley & Sons. New Jersey
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