QDDS 2 - A Questionnaire Development Documentation System
Due to pretest results, a questionnaire is usually
revised several times during construction. For several purposes such as
data analysis and data storage, as well as further questionnaire development
in future studies, it is necessary to document those revisions in detail.
This extensive documentation is also indispensable for teaching in survey research.
Nonetheless, this documentation is usually done only
partially or not at all, due to a lack of useful documentation tools.
Goal of this project is the development of a program system that allows
permanent electronic documentation of questionnaire development and the
final state of the instrument. The program should be suitable for
paper&pencil, face-to-face and CATI instruments. A database for each
questionnaire will contain information on formal aspects of each question,
such as response categories and mode of answering (pick any that apply,
ranking, magnitude estimation etc.). Furthermore formal criteria such
as type of question, character of replies, context and subject of the
question can be saved.
The questionnaire of the
Defect Project (documented with QDDS) will be
used for a prototype implemented.