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Abstract

Questionnaires developed independently by various research institutes produce a large variety in presentation of the same information for different programmes. This heterogeneity in the questionnaires hinders cross evaluation of the different studies. It also results in higher costs for each individual evaluation due to design costs and new procedures for coding and analysis. The same considerations apply to survey reports. Also, no standard procedure for analysis and presentation of the results is followed: in some reports tables are used, while others show only graphics. Similarly there may be no consistency in the presentation of the data: it may be in round figures or percentages. In some survey reports the use of a questionnaire is not even mentioned. The objective of the programme MONITOR/SPEAR is to improve the tools for the evaluation methodology. The aim of this study is to supply the Commission with a guideline for more standardised procedures for evaluation surveys. Standardisation does not mean that there is to be only one uniform methodology for evaluation surveys, but it does mean that in comparable situations comparable techniques will be used.

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Authors: LAHLOU S, CREDOC;MESSU M, CREDOC;POQUET G, CREDOC;VAN DER MEIJDEN R, STB-TNO;PRAKKE F, STB-TNO
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14339 EN (1992) 72 pp., FS, ECU 9
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4093-0
Record Number: 199210842 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en