IHMJ2109 Creating and Testing a Survey Questionnaire and Implementing a Survey (2 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


Questionnaire is a very popular format for obtaining information for research. The questionnaire quality is a keystone in collection of the high-quality research data. Therefore, having systematic questionnaire design and pre-testing of questionnaire is vital for data quality as well as for a minimisation of the measurement error.

The main goal of the course is that PhD student can plan, formulate and test a questionnaire and implement a survey.

The course is designed for both those interested in just reading and understanding research done with quantitative research methods and for those who already use or plan to use quantitative research methods in their own work.

  • A Questionnaire as a communication tool
  • Question-answer process
  • Designing of questions
  • From questions to questionnaire
  • Pre-testing of questionnaire
  • Implementing a Survey

Learning outcomes

Targeted learning outcomes: Students can plan, formulate and test a questionnaire and implement a survey.

Additional information

Completion mode: Learning diary with detailed instructions. Plan for a whole survey questionnaire and a ready-made section of it. Evaluation of questionnaires made by peers.

Study materials

Lecture or web lecture

Literature: Edith D. de Leeuw, Joop J. Hox and Don A. Dillman. International handbook of survey methodology

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
will be agreed upon in each study attainment
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (2 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
No published teaching