A survey is quantitative research by collecting quantitative information about items in the population. The survey is the premier source of data providing the most comprehensive statistical information on legal spending and management of the law firms. It provides the most in-depth and reliable survey in the industry. My first experience in a survey program provided an initial experience of engagement in authentic research. During the study, much interaction with students from the faculty of law was relevant to the study. The law student became my sample population and provided with Likert–scale questions (Giuseppe 2006).
The professional experience acquired counts in legislation law and the study law cases learned by the law students. During the survey, the experience was expounding my knowledge and comprehension from the assessment of different questionnaire design like attitudinal behavior. As such, immense responses from interviews revealed positive attitudes and attitudinal objects which were the objects to the question. The baseline which is used as a measurement is the basis for comparison. Again, I learned how to ask an open-ended question, ordinal questions, probe, and profiling which is a process where the researcher categorizes respondents based on their survey responses.
As the researcher during the survey, I needed several skills to carry out the activity. I applied a strategic approach to teamwork by working to develop and maintain a network of mutual and transcendental engagement. To understand one’s behavior and influence on other individuals, listen and receive feedback, and respond. I had to understand the transferable nature of the skills needed to lead a successful survey project. Furthermore, experience developed the ability to build, trust, and develop an understanding of how to motivate individuals undertaking the survey. Such motivation will encompass all situations they experience in the study. When caring out the survey, I had a written and oral communication construct coherent argument and articles, ideas clearly to a range of audience.
The use of different techniques of the survey provided a wider understanding of the research field. This proved to be an appropriate style for necessary progress reports and thesis presentations. As a researcher, I could solve problems effectively. Besides, I was equipped with the ability to recognize and validate problems independently. Furthermore, I had the composure to think creatively in line with the developed theoretical concepts (Giuseppe 2006). This enables the researcher to evaluate and assess relevant data and the required information to define the main reason for any problem and determine the best, suitable available, solution. During the survey, there was a serious need to use project management skills. As such, successful application and conduction of effective project management through setting attainable research goals which are attainable prioritize my research activity.
When caring out my research activity, I had to be self-driven and highly motivated. Again, the call for much commitment was inevitable. Much success counts on progressive observation of commitment to professional development by demonstrating self-discipline and thoroughness. I was also self-initiated because I had to work independently without any supervision also been self-reliant. For every made conclusion, an intensive and extensive analysis of the data was conducted. Subsequently, critical analysis of the findings involved coming up with a summary of the main contentious issues in terms of relevance and contribution to the research. Time consciousness was duly observed and critical follow-up of the schedule proved beneficial in carrying out activities. Ultimately, it proved to be significant when compiling the report according to the systematic flow of events.
Giuseppe, I., (2006). The power of survey design: a user’s guide for managing surveys, interpreting results, and influencing respondents, Stand Alone Series, World Bank e-Library. World Bank Publications: New York.