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Survey Guidelines

Documentation of Face-to-Face Surveys

Documentation is an integral element of good scientific practice. Transparent and reproducible research with survey data requires a comprehensive and careful documentation of the data collection process and data processing. This guideline gives an overview of key information on the survey, data collection, and data processing that should be included in the documentation of face-to-face surveys. The guideline is most useful when read and incorporated already in the planning phase of a survey to ensure all relevant information for the final documentation is collected during survey implementation.

Schröder, Jette, & Zabal, Anouk (2021). Documentation of Face-to-Face Surveys. Mannheim, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS - Survey Guidelines). DOI: 10.15465/gesis-sg_en_041