126.96.36.199. Questionnaire published in beekeeping journals
Completed questionnaires are usually posted, faxed
or emailed by beekeepers.
- If a journal has a large circulation, the dissemination of a questionnaire is widespread.
- Cost of questionnaire dissemination is low.
- Cost of data collection is low. Free return shipment raises the costs but also beekeepers’ participation in the survey.
- Beekeepers have enough time to check their apiary notes and to answer the questions fully.
can be estimated, if all beekeepers receive the journal for free because they
are a member of a beekeeper association.
- Compared to disseminating copies of a questionnaire at beekeepers’ association meetings and encouragement to respond by leaders of those associations, participation rates are lower.
- The survey will not cover non-readers of these journals, so its representativeness may be limited to the readers of the journal.
- The questionnaires may be filled in carelessly with answers missing.
- The time for and cost of data entry can be high.