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Questionnaire Survey Methodology in Educational and Social Science Studies (Published)

Questionnaire surveys dominate the methodological designs in educational and social studies, particularly in developing countries. It is conceived practically easy to adopt study protocols under the design, and off course most researchers would prefer using questionnaire survey studies designed in most simple ways. Such studies provide the most economical way of gathering information from representations giving data that apply to general populations. As such, the desire for cost management and redeeming time have caused many researchers to adapt, adopt and apply the designs, even where it doesn’t qualify for the study contexts. Consequently, they are confronted by managing consistent errors and mismatching study protocols and methodologies. However, the benefits of using the design are real and popular even to the novice researchers and the problems arising from the design are always easily address by experienced researchers.

 

Keywords: Questionnaire Survey, benefits of questionnaire survey, problems with questionnaire survey., questionnaire survey data, sample size, sampling procedure, survey research

Factors Influencing the Performance of Construction Projects in Akure, Nigeria (Published)

This study was carried out to identify the factors influencing the performance of construction projects in Akure, Nigeria. A questionnaire survey was conducted and forty six (46) factors were identified, categorized into eight (8) groups, evaluated and ranked according to participants’ perspectives. Fifty (50) questionnaires were distributed as follows: 12 to clients, 18 to consultants and 20 to contractors. The outcome of these analyses showed that all the respondents agreed that construction projects were influenced by all the forty six factors indicated by the questionnaire. However, the analysis indicated that the top ten (10) factors that have the highest average index showed how these factors are affecting construction projects. Based on these findings, this study recommended that contractors’ progress payment should be made on time as well as minimizing change orders during construction to avoid delays. Also, consultants should give full commitment to monitor the project progress and ensure the work was according to specifications and satisfactory quality; meeting owner needs and expectation within the project budget and stipulated time. Finally, continuous coordination and relationship between project participants were required through the project life cycle in order to ensure project performance.

Keywords: Average Index, Construction, Multiple Regression Analysis, Project Performance, Questionnaire Survey