Create surveys: Common tools and their comparison


The social sciences use surveys on many occasions to collect opinions, knowledge, or attitudes of respondents on various topics. Surveys are used in student projects and papers, but are also the daily bread of all empirical social scientists.

But how do I actually create a good survey? And which digital tools exist to simplify this process? In this workshop you will learn more!

In the first part we will talk about what to look for in a good design. For this, we will cover several key aspects and effects that one should be aware of when creating online questionnaires. In the second part we will talk about the different digital tools that are offered to create a questionnaire online in the first place. Here we compare different tools and their advantages and disadvantages.



David Grüning studies adaptive cognition at the University of Heidelberg and conducts research on metacognition, emotion (regulation), and the effects of digital environments in the context of various collaborations. As a member of the Open Science AG of the PsyFaKo, he is committed to the discussion and dissemination of open research methods especially for students.

Leonhard Volz studies psychology at the University of Amsterdam with a focus on statistics & computational methods. He does research on Bayesian network models, mathematical models of response inhibition, and formal theory development in psychology. Within the Open Science AG of PsyFaKo e.V. and other initiatives, he actively tries to advance the discourse around good and transparent scientific practice - mostly with a focus on students and scientific education.