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Questions to ask in planning your centre

Here are some examples of questions you might ask. You will need to fit them to your ideas and give examples for respondents to tick wherever possible. Keep it short and simple.

Test it on a few people first to make sure that the questions are easy to understand and not misleading.

Start by outlining the idea then ask:

  • How do you feel about this idea?
  • Would you be willing to help? How?
  • What would you use a community resource centre for? (give ideas for respondents to tick)
  • What services do you need? (give examples for respondents to tick)
  • Can you afford to pay anything for these services - if so, how much?
  • Is there anywhere you use already for these services?
  • Where is that?
  • Is it convenient/affordable?
  • Do you have a computer already?
  • What do you use it for?
  • Do you plan to get one?
  • If no, why.....If yes, why?
  • Do you have Internet access? (at home.. school.. work)
  • Do you plan to get it?
  • If no, why.....If yes, why?
  • Would you like to learn more about computers/the Internet
  • Where do you go for training at present?
  • Do you have childcare problems (transport problems)?

See also business planning