The survey is one of the most common method of quantitative research.
The method is based on an oral or written request to the relevant group of people with questions, the content of which is in research interest. Features of communication in the process of the survey are requirements of the scientific procedure and the fact that the source of information are people who involved in the studied processes, and their conscious meet these processes into the daily life experience.
Questionaries can be structured i.e. with the same set of questions for each respondent and unstructured, when questions are based on the received responses.
The survey can be used to create statistical or dynamic views on the state of society, public opinion, the state of political and social situation in order to predict the social actions or events