Length likely to be about 12 pages or more, double spaced, excluding the questionairre itself
Owing to the urgency --as a result of another bidder not working out--I am now willing to pay $700 for a high quality product delivered on time.
You will need to develop a proposal to carry out a survey study to determine public views with regard to various public transportation options (e.g. subways, streetcars etc); you WILL NOT have to carry out the survey--i.e., contact respondents-- as it is only a proposal.
The proposal will outline how you will identify your target population, how you will determine your sample size and its justification, how you will ultimately recruit participants etc.
As part of that study you will also need to develop a preliminary questionnairre. As a result some basic knowledge of how to appropriately coonstruct questions, and response categories, is a must and/or the applicant will need to put in the time to refresh their memory.
A number of relevant literature sources will be provided the elaborate on proposals and which may be sufficient for the job, depending upon how familiar the applicant is with survey and questionnaire design; they may or may need to seek out other sources.
Ideally the applicant should have a general knowledge of public transportation systems in Canada, and preferably Toronto, but specific sources of related literature may also be provided in this area.
In closing, cleary I have posted this job with relatively good pay and so I expect that the work will commensurate.
The product should be at high graduate level caliber, so if you have any doubts about your ability to deliver this please do not apply. Having said that, it is not being conducted by a professional survey company so it clearly does note require that level of breadth and rigor. Most importantly, thoughtfullness, creativity, and flawless execution.
As this deadline is now urgent due to another bidder not working out:
You need to start today.
You need to submit an interim draft on Sunday April 24 by 10 p.m. after which a partial milestone will be provided.
You will need to submit the final copy by Tuesday April 26 at 5 p.m.
You need to stay in regular contact...that is, responding to email inquiries within 5 hours.
Sorry about being so detailed but I just need to make sure this proceeds smoothly at this point and such detail should help to assure you that I am serious about this project, above board, and that if you follow through all will go smoothly at your end too. That is win-win.