Questionnaire for students

Subtitle / abstract How to estimate the knowledge of the students
Domain of activity
  • Education
  • Educational sequence
Objective of the tool/method This questionnaire allows to measure the knowledge of the students on the theme of the sustainable development
Description of the tool Principles of action with technical example: Knowledge transfer is a very complex discipline. Basically there are three approaches that determine the selected knowledge transfer method: 1. Identification of user needs – teacher, trainer and researcher can apply this method when an individual, team, or organization has a specific needs in mind. 2. Identification of context and type of knowledge – teacher, trainer, and researcher can apply this method when an individual, team, or organization has a specific type of knowledge to be transferred. 3. Identification of level of experience – teacher, trainer and researcher can apply this methods when the potential receiver of the knowledge has a specific level of experience. In international level there are several pedagogical methods applied in practice for knowledge transfer (formal, informal knowledge transfer) that can provide a good starting point of the questionnaire specialized for students. It is advisable to apply that approach that identifies firstly the real user needs concerning the subject in question (e.g. the subject of the questionnaire: agroecological knowledge). In our case (Hungarian working group of Sagiter project) we measured the knowledge level and explored the opinion of MSc (Master) and BSc (Bachelor) students about agroecological issues (see later). After the identification of students’ needs by assessing their knowledge related to the questionnaire subject, teachers and trainers will be in the position of preparing the most adequate teaching materials designed for students. Questionnaire may contain several questions (do not exaggerate with the number of the questions! We advise not to raise more than 20 questions). There are several types of question that teachers, trainers or researchers can apply: 1. Simple choice question (with the answer ‘yes or ‘no’) Example: “Have you ever heard the sustainable agricultural production expression?” 2. Multiple choice question (one or more possible answers among several options) Example: “According to your opinion, what points play a significant role in the building up a sustainable agricultural structure?” 3. 5-point rating scale question (in order to rank the importance of the listed items) Example: “According to your opinion, what are the characters of environmental friendly foods?” 4. open-ended question (in order to gain more insight into the respondent’s knowledge) Example: “Which information can influence your decision during food purchasing?” In relation to agroecology we (Hungarian working group) separated our questionnaire into three parts: 1. opinion about sustainable agricultural structure 2. environmental views 3. ecological farming
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Succes factor Limits and difficulties encountered: You have to formulate very appropriate questions for the questionnaire items (themes of the questionnaire, concrete questions). Questions should not be too general. Bear in mind that you need time for analyzing the answers. For result analysis (in order to demonstrate knowledge gap, and to measure knowledge level), we advise you to use uni- and multivariable statistical analysis. These analysis will enable you to measure differences e.g. between the knowledge of male and female participants of the questionnaire; between study levels of the participants of the questionnaire (MSc, BSc), etc.
Contact Apolka Ujj
Contact email
Town Gödöllő
Author of the index card Guy Lévêque
Author structure Supagro
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