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Austin, Thomas:

'Seeing, Feeling, Knowing: A Case Study of Audience Perspectives on Screen Documentary'

Particip@tions Volume 2, Issue 1  (August 2005)

 

Appendix: Etre et Avoir Questionnaire

 

QUESTIONNAIRE

 

PART ONE

 

* PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON THIS PAGE BEFORE READING THE REST OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE *

 

1:What were your responses to Etre et Avoir?

(please use another page if necessary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2: Why did you go to see the film?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3: What did you know about the film before watching it? Where did this information come from?

 

 

 

 

 

 

4: What did you like best about the film?

 

 

 

 

 

5: What did you like least about the film?

 

6: How important to your enjoyment was the fact that the film is a documentary?

Please give reasons for your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

7: How important to your enjoyment was the fact that the film is French?

Please give reasons for your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

8: How would you describe the differences between this particular film and a typical fiction film?

 

 

 

 

 

9: How would you describe the similarities between this particular film and a typical fiction film?

 

 

 

 

 

10: How would you describe the ideal audience for the film?

 

 

 

11: Who did you identify with when watching the film, and why?

 

 

 

 

 

12: Did you notice anything about the film’s form (over and above its content)?

If so, what was your response to this element / s?

 

 

 

 

 

 

13: Are you a regular consumer of documentary films?

If ‘yes’, please say why. If ‘no’, please say why not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14: Please list the last three documentaries you watched.

 

 

 

 

 

15: How would you define a good documentary film?

 

 

 

 

 

16: How would you describe the differences between documentary film (in general) and fiction film (in general)?

 

 

 

 

 

17: How would you describe the similarities between documentary film (in general) and fiction film (in general)?

 

 

 

 

 

18: Are you a regular consumer of 'reality television'?

If ‘yes’, please say why. If ‘no’, please say why not.

 

 

 

 

19: Please list the last three 'reality television' programmes you watched.

 

 

 

 

20: How would you define good 'reality television'?

 

 

 

 

21: Do you trust documentary films to tell the truth?

Please give reasons for your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

22: Do you trust ‘reality tv’ to tell the truth?

Please give reasons for your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

23: What are the last three fiction films that you watched (on tv, video or at the cinema)?

 

 

 

 

24: What are your three favourite programmes on tv?

 

 

 

 

25: What radio station/s do you listen to?

 

 

 

26: What are the last three books you read?

 

 

 

 

27: Please list your six favourite leisure pursuits in order.

Would you include going to the cinema or watching tv on your list?

 

 

 

 

28: Is there anything else you would like to say, about documentaries or any other issue raised by the questionnaire so far?

 

 

 

 

PART TWO

The following questions are entirely about you. I would be very grateful if you could answer them all. However, if you'd rather leave some blank, please do so.

 

29: First Name:

(please state 'Anonymous', if you wish)

 

30: Age:

31: Gender:

32: Nationality:

33: Race:

34: Occupation:

 

35: Education - please tick against relevant heading:

 

Secondary school - left at 16 (state)

Secondary school - left at 16 (private)

Secondary school - left at 18 (state)

Secondary school - left at 18 (private)

Further education - please give details:

Higher Education:

University degree (BA, BSc etc)

University degree (MA, MSc etc)

 

36: Do you speak French?

 

37: Contact details (these are optional):

Address:

 

Phone no:

Email address:

 

38: Would you be prepared to be interviewed for the second stage of the research project  = individually?                        = in a group?

 

39: Would you be prepared to be quoted in any publication based on this research?  (please tick)

Yes – by first name               Yes – anonymously                           No

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

 

 

Contact (by email): Thomas Austin