Barcelona, Spain

Questionnaire design

blended course
when 11 July 2022 - 13 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week

In this course we will introduce participants to the development and testing of survey questions, the evaluation of their measurement quality, and correction for measurement errors.

The first part of this course is dedicated to the many choices and options available, how they are interrelated and how they can affect the quality of the measurement instruments and thus the quality of the survey data. As all decisions can interact with each other, it is difficult to make the right choice to obtain the best formulation for a question. The state of the art will therefore be presented, and the Survey Quality Predictor (SQP) software which helps to make those decisions will be introduced.

In the second part, we focus on questionnaire design in the different modes of data collection as well as the evaluation of measurement quality before data collection (including pretesting) and after data collection. We show the different experimental methods to estimate measurement quality and the additional paradata that can be collected to assess measurement quality after data collection.

Course leader

Diana Zavala-Rojas, PhD - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Target group

Professionals, Researchers, and Students, who wish to develop high-quality surveys and employ up-to-date statistical methods for survey data analysis. Potential attendees include survey practitioners, marketing professionals, social science students, and researchers.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students: 275€
Researchers: 450€
Professionals: 550€