Disadvantages of surveys

·         Collected data are relatively superficial.
·         No control over independent variables.
·         It reveals no causal relationships.
·         It needs a lot of time for analysis of data.
·         Sometimes needs a lot of time and energy.
·         Expensive
·         Time-consuming
·         May produce a non-representative sample
 ·         Respondents may not feel encouraged to provide accurate, honest answers
·         Respondents may not feel comfortable providing answers that present themselves in a unfavorable manner.
·         Respondents may not be fully aware of their reasons for any given answer because of lack of memory on the subject, or even boredom.
·         Surveys with closed-ended questions may have a lower validity rate than other question types.
·         Data errors due to question non-responses may exist. The number of respondents who choose to respond to a survey question may be different from those who chose not to respond, thus creating bias.