Survey method can be broadly divided into three categories: mail survey, telephone survey and personal interview. The descriptions of each of these methods are briefly explained on the following table as proposed by Jackson (2011).
|Mail survey||A written survey that is self-administered|
|Telephone survey||A survey conducted by telephone in which the questions are read to the respondents|
|Personal interview||A face-to-face interview of the respondent|
Source: Jackson (2011)
Jackson, SL, 2011, Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Approach, 4th edition, Cengage Learning