Universität Wien FIND

230077 SE Design and Testing of Questionnaires (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 16:30 - 19:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 06.11. 16:30 - 19:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.11. 16:30 - 19:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 04.12. 16:30 - 19:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 08.01. 16:30 - 19:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.01. 16:30 - 19:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge about conducting surveys. The focus is set to the design and evaluation of questionnaires. This will be discussed and trained by clarifying the following questions:

• How do I construct a good questionnaire?
• Which errors may happen when using the questionnaire within a survey?
• How can I test, that the questionnaire works well?

The starting point of the course is the Total Survey Error paradigm. According to this, errors that arise in the context of the sample (representation errors) and the questionnaire in use (measurement error) are both to be considered in combination. Students will develop the basic principles of questionnaire design by studying the literature, preparing homework and discussions during class. In addition, methods for testing questionnaires (questionnaire design, systematic evaluation, cognitive pretests) will be well-tried by practical group works.

Assessment and permitted materials

Aktive participation in class (30%),
Practical Homework: Intermediate- and Finalreport of group work(40%)
Theoratical Homework: Abstracts of Literature (30%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a pass mark a minimum of 50% of possible credits is required. No grade is possible when absent for more than 2 units.

Examination topics

Reading list

Groves, Robert M.; Fowler, Floyd J.; Couper, Mick P.; Lepkowski, James M.; Singer, Eleanor; Tourangeau, Roger (2009): Survey Methodology. Second Edition, New Jersey: Wiley.

Tourangeau, Roger; Rips, Lance; Rasinski, Kenneth (2000): The Psychology of Survey Response. Cambridge University Press.

Faulbaum, Frank; Prüfer, Peter; Rexroth, Margrit (2009): Was ist eine gute Frage? Die systematische Evaluation der Fragenqualität. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

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