If surveys are conducted across different countries, very special requirements arise in addition to the problems that apply to all surveys in general. In these intercultural or international surveys, the focus is on the comparability of the results in the different countries. This includes the comparability of the design, implementation and organisation of the studies. In the following articles we will focus on the specific requirements for the measurement instruments (link), the particularities of sample designs (link) in the different countries as well as the harmonization of socio-demographic variables (link), which as the most important background variables form the basis for the comparison of the cultures or countries involved in the survey across countries.
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