5 July 2016
The design of a questionnaire does not start with questions. It starts with the definition of the concepts of interest. From the concepts, assertions can be made, and then requests for an answer. This is the so called 3-step procedure proposed by Saris and Gallhofer (2007). This course will begin by a detailed presentation of this procedure. Then, we will introduce many other decisions that need to be taken when designing a questionnaire.
Students, researchers, business professionals who need to develop good quality surveys and/or need to apply appropriate and up-to-date statistical methods. At the conclusion of the Summer School, participants will receive a certificate for each course and with the number of hours attended.
We hope to show with this course how important is the design of a questionnaire for the results, and how difficult it can be. The main goal is to highlight the very high number of decisions to be made, and the impact that each of them can have on the answers, but also how all these decisions interact with each other, and thus the necessity to use a tool that takes into account all these interactions to help us designing good questionnaires.
EUR 0: Several Rates (check website)