Survey methodology: Construction of questions, data collection and evaluation of the survey

Third-cycle level | 7.5 credits | Course code: PX33005

Course description

The course covers both theory and practical application in the field of survey methodology, with focus on structuring question alternatives. The course also covers important elements of the process, from question construction to evaluation of scales, and initial data analysis. Examples of such elements include sampling; dropout analysis; construction of questions and index variables relating to the measurement of attitudes and other psychological concepts. Item analysis, validity and reliability are also highlighted.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

The student must be admitted to the PhD Programme in Psychology, or another subject requiring equivalent knowledge.


Doctoral students admitted at the Department of Psychology

Doctoral students admitted at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Doctoral students admitted at another faculty at the University of Gothenburg or another university in Sweden

Doctoral students admitted at a university outside Sweden

Other information

Officer for doctoral studies, Ann Backlund,

Course syllabus



Department of Psychology


Social Science

Type of course

Method course


Enkätmetodik, Frågekonstruktion, Indexvariabler, Webbenkät, Questionnaire methodology , Query design , Index variables , Online survey

CONTACTCecilia J Bergstad