Questionnaire Design

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Timo Lenzner (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)


30.09.2013, 14:00 – 17:30
01.10.2013, 14:00 – 17:30
02.10.2013, 14:00 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 20

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


The objective of this course is to give participants a thorough grounding in questionnaire design and to introduce them to principles that can be applied to write survey questions. It covers the general principles of questionnaire design, question wording and construction of answer formats, special issues faced in writing factual, attitudinal and sensitive questions, and an introduction to various methods of questionnaire pretesting. Sessions combine lectures with practical exercises and discussion.

You have to register for the 7th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.