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Documentation of Online Surveys

This guideline on documentation of online surveys should provide guidance to researchers that aim at documenting the process of an online survey data collection. The collection of empirical data is an essential part of the scientific process. It is, therefore, important to comprehensively document how scientific data was collected. The information included in such a description will enable others to critically evaluate the data collection procedure and make replication studies possible. The guideline at hand attempts to provide a comprehensive list of aspects important for the documentation of an online survey: General aspects, details of the data collection preparation, the data collection phase, and the data processing are included in the guideline.

Ines Schaurer, Kunz, Tanja, & Heycke, Tobias (2020). Documentation of online surveys. Mannheim, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS - Survey Guidelines). DOI: 10.15465/gesis-sg_en_031