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Syed Nauman Tauqir – MA IIIRESEARCH METHODOLOGY QUESTIONNAIRE

Name: Locality:

Age: Marital Status:

Gender: Occupation:

Income:

1. Do you watch TV?

• Yes

• No

1. If Yes, how frequently?

• Daily

• Weekends

• Weekly (specify which days):

1. If you watch TV daily, then for how many hours?

• 30 minutes or less

• 1 hour

• 3 hours or more

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Syed Nauman Tauqir – MA IIIRESEARCH METHODOLOGY QUESTIONNAIRE

1. If No, then why not?

• Don’t have time

• Don’t like watching TV

• Religious purposes

1. Why do you watch TV?

• Educational purposes

• Entertainment

• Political Purposes

1. Do you watch American soaps / sitcoms?

• Yes

• No

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1. If Yes, then which ones of the following do you watch?

• Dallas

• Bold & The Beautiful

• Baywatch

• Friends

• Buffy the Vampire Slayer

• Beverly Hills 90210

• Sex & The City

• Desperate Housewives

1. If you don’t watch American soaps / sitcoms, then why not?

• Don’t like English soaps / sitcoms

• Don’t like vulgarity in them

• Don’t like Western culture

• Political reasons

1. How often do you watch these soaps/sitcoms?

• Daily

• Weekly

• Rarely

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1. If Daily, then for how many hours?

• 30 minutes

• 1 hour

• 3 hours or more

1. Why do you watch these programs?

• Purely for entertainment purposes

• Educational purposes

• Like the depiction of Western culture in them

1. Do you allow your siblings / children to watch Western soaps / sitcoms?

• Yes

• Not Always

• Never

1. If Yes, then why do you let them watch?

• To enlighten them about Western culture

• So that they do not remain behind their friends

• So that they will be proficient in English language

• They want to show themselves as liberal parents

• As a status symbol

• Don’t really care what they’re watching

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1. If you never let them watch these program, then why not?

• Too much sexual content / vulgarity in them

• Too much violence

• Bad language

• Not suitable for their age

1. Do your siblings / children ask for your permission before

watching western soaps/sitcoms?

• Yes

• Not Always

• Never

1. How do you react when they watch these programs?

• You join them

• Leave them alone

• Keep a close watch on them but don’t let them know

1. What changes have these programs brought to your lifestyle?

• Positive

• Negative

• Both

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1. If Positive, then which changes?

• Improved your way of living

• Improved your dressing / styling

• Improved your language

• Helped you to be more open minded

• Updated you about Western trends / culture

1. If Negative, then how?

• Degraded your language

• Was mentally more mature for you than your age

• Westernized your moral and cultural values

1. Western programs have influenced you to be more open-minded towards

relationships with the opposite gender.

• Yes

• No

1. If Yes, then how?

• Understand the other gender better

• Know their feelings

• Respect them better

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1. If No, then why?

• Roles of western women are different to Pakistani women

• Culture and trends of women portrayed in these programs is different

than that of Pakistani women

1. Do you feel any direct or indirect encouragement through American soaps

/ sitcoms and the world shown in them?

• Yes

• No

1. If Yes, then how?

• Causes you to be helpful towards other people

• Encourages you to believe in achieving your goals

• Encourages you to be open minded

1. American soaps and sitcoms have caused the youngsters to live in the

world of fantasy

• True

• False

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1. If True, then how?

• Caused you to be superstitious

• Caused you to believe in super heroes

• Caused you to believe in possessing special powers

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