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Avoid double-barreled questions


A double barreled question is one that is really two questions in one. See the example below:

Objective:
To know the experience level of participants who attended an editing workshop.


Very Poor:
Had you ever edited Wikipedia and Commons before this workshop?
Poor:
Had you ever edited Wikipedia before this workshop?
Had you ever edited Commons before this workshop?
Better:
(all three)
  • Have you ever edited Wikipedia?
  • Have you ever uploaded a photo to Wikimedia Commons?
  • Have you ever edited Wikimedia Commons?