An open-ended question is an unstructured question in that suggests no possible answers. The respondent answers the open-ended question in his or her own words. Such questions usually begin with a:
Open-Ended Questions will almost always provide qualitative instead of quantitative information. Open ended questions are asked during exploratory research and where statistical validity is not a prime objective but, innovative and creative thinking is important.
Reference: Business Dictionary, Open-Ended Question.
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