Advice 1: How to compile a form for entering the University

To make a simple application form, do not have to be a sociologist. Moreover, seek professional help often is not possible: it costs money. The main thing is to clearly define for themselves the goals and objectives of the study and familiarize yourself with the basic rules of the development of the questionnaire. If you want to conduct a survey going to the University, please note a few key recommendations.
How to compile a form for entering the University
You will need
  • Books:
  • Averianov L. Y. Sociology: the Art of asking questions. M., 1998.
  • Dobrenkov V. I., Kravchenko A. I. methods and techniques of sociological research. M., 2009.
  • Yadov V. A. Strategy of sociological research: understanding, explanation, description of social reality. M., 2007.
Come up with a title for the questionnaire. For example: "candidate Questionnaire", "Questionnaire for graduates" or "Questionnaire coming to the University."

Make a clear short instruction on its filling and place on the front page of the questionnaire. The text of the statement can be something like this: "Carefully read the question and options of answer. Circle the option that corresponds to your opinion (these answers may be multiple). The survey is anonymous, all data are only used for scientific purposes".
Depending on the set objectives of the study, formulate questions and variants of answers to them. Open questions (without prompts) to include undesirable, because with a large sample size they become difficult to handle. Give preference to "closed" and "semi-closed" questions (including the answer "other").

Example closed question: "do You intend to apply to one or several universities? 01 - one University; 02 - in the two universities; 03 - in the three universities; 04 - four of the University; 05 - five universities".

An example of semi-closed questions: "Why did You choose for the admission to this University? 01 - it's prestigious University; 02 - in this University it is easier to do; 03 - on the advice of family or friends; 04 - satisfied with the location of the University; 05 - there's my desired specialty; 06 - other."
Develop a more clear structure of the questionnaire. At the beginning of the questionnaire should give enough light to short questions, not requiring much thought. You can then include a block of more complicated issues. Questions at the end of the questionnaire also needs to be simple. In addition, you should decide where to put information about socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (gender, age, place of residence, parental education, etc.). Sometimes it makes sense to put them in the beginning, sometimes at the end of the questionnaire. The number of questions in the questionnaire must be reasonable and take into account expected conditions for its completion. For the questionnaire on the subject would be enough with about 15-20 questions.
Hone the wording of questions and response options. Refer to the special sociological literature, where the requirements to the design of survey questions and their sequence. In particular, the issue should not prevent misunderstandings, the language of the questionnaire must be understandable to the respondents, the question should not cause a desire to please or fear of reprisals, the list of answer options must be complete, etc. Try to understand the difference between single and multiple response options, between direct and indirect, personal and impersonal issues. You may have questions-filters that eliminate the part of respondents to answer any question.
Swipe the so-called piloting of the questionnaire before launching it in the ground. In other words, tested it on several students, young men and women, townspeople and villagers. Check whether all the questions they clear, sufficiently full list of response options for each question, there are no irritating and provoking language. Then make the necessary adjustments, rastirayut and proceed to the field phase of the study.
Ensure that all the response options to each question was printed on one page, without interruption. Otherwise, the Respondent will choose an answer from the incomplete list of "tips".
Useful advice
To correctly identify the purpose and objectives of the survey of applicants, pre-chat with the customer of the study – for example, representatives of the University administration, schools or the education Committee. Ask them to write a TOR (terms of reference) for the research, which have been shown him expected results.

Advice 2: How to enter the Academy of dance

Academy of dance is a specialized institution of education, training teachers in various institutions of education and institutions of art: music theaters, various concert organizations, etc. As in the vast majority of universities, to enroll in the Academy can, passing a series of tests.
How to enter the Academy of dance
The profession of a choreographer has a number of features: people coming to a University, should have a good dance myself and be able to create and arrange dances in other groups observe and evaluate the performance of the dancers, to possess the creativity and originality of thinking, and besides, to be quite sociable - after all, in the process, have to constantly communicate with members of dance groups, and with other artists, producers, etc.
Although the rules of admission in various such may differ, they usually accept all persons, no age limit (or limit to 35 years of age - free form of education) who have completed special education in choreography, or have knowledge on this discipline, sufficient to pass entrance exams and admission to this institution of higher education. The Academy training is 5 years in full-time education and 6 years for distance learning.
Prepare and send necessary documents and the application for admission to the admissions office. Pass the mandatory qualifying consultation, during which the faculty consultants talk with each coming, then I can even give the recommendation to defer admission, or reject it - if there are valid grounds (for example - the complete unpreparedness of the applicant).
At the specified time pass the exams. Except General educational subjects, such as language and literature in high school and pass the relevant examinations in special subjects such as classical dance, stage dance. Also be sure to interview the Academy, where teachers ask questions to determine the General level of knowledge received, its musicality, plasticity, etc.
The number of students enrolled only those who passed all the exams and interview. Typically, when such institutions of higher education operate preparatory courses, which within a couple of months to prepare for the future exams, to get acquainted with the requirements of the teachers and the General rules and characteristics of the particular institution.
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