Newswise — WASHINGTON D.C.—May 2019— HFES’s latest book, Questionnaire Design: How to Ask the Right Questions of the Right People at the Right Time to Get the Information You Need, is now available for purchase. Written by  William F. Moroney and Joyce A. Cameron, the book explores how a well-designed questionnaire conceals the complexity of the task and facilitates completion.

This manual provides a systematic approach to questionnaire design for practitioners and researchers with little to no education or formal training in questionnaire design and development. It provides practical instructions regarding what to do and how to do it, and supports these instructions with real-world examples and findings from scientific studies of various aspects of questionnaire design. An augmenting website contains additional guidance, examples, a case study, and tools for success.

This is the third book in the Users’ Guides to Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods series. It is designed for the multidisciplinary group of do-it-yourself researchers, practitioners, and students  who need to develop a quality questionnaire.

Questionnaire Design is available in paperback or e-book on Amazon.

About the Authors:

William Moroney, PhD, CPE, is a professor emeritus at the University of Dayton. He has 22 years of human factors/ergonomics experience in the Department of Defense, primarily naval aviation systems. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and tutorials on questionnaires since 1993. His current campaign is to improve the quality of questionnaires designed by both practitioners and researchers. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a senior editor of Ergonomics in Design.

Joyce Cameron, DMA, MA, had a 25+ year career teaching music-related subjects in higher education. She has a master’s degree in human factors and experimental psychology from the University of Dayton. She and Moroney have collaborated on questionnaire tutorials since 1994. Cameron retired in 2005 after a 10-year career as a human factors consultant and continues to use her questionnaire design skills to help others.

For more information about the book, please contact the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Publications Manager Kate Jacobson at [email protected]


The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional organization for human factors/ergonomics professionals in the world. It 4,500 members share a common interest in designing systems, tools, consumer products, and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.

Book Link: Questionnaire Design: How to Ask the Right Questions of the Right People at the Right Time to Get the Information You Need