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Course module: 424522-B-6
Construction and Analysis of Questionnaires
Course info
Course module424522-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Methodology and Statistics; Methodology and Statistics;
Is part of
B Public Governance
B Sociology
B Human Resource Studies
B Organization Studies
B Economics and Business Economics
dr. I. Schwabe
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 08/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019

The goal of the course is twofold; a student learns how to:

  1. construct question(naire)s to operationalize constructs;
  2. use statistical procedures to measure constructs and tests hypotheses concerning these constructs.


An obligatory part of the course is the participation in and succesful completion of assignments on the computer using SPSS. There are two sessions with different assignments. The SPSS practica need to be completed in the year in which one follows this course.

The final grade is determined using the exam grade and the average tutorial grade. Each tutorial the student receives a grade, consisting of (i) 2 points if the homework is completed using pencil and paper, plus (ii) a maximum of 8 points scored on a short mc test at the end of the tutorial. The average tutorial grade is the average over all tutorials after deleting the worst score for one tutorial.

The final grade is determined as follows. If the exam grade is higher than the average tutorial grade, then the final grade equals the exam grade, else the final grade equals (2*exam grade + average tutorial grade)/3.

Recommended Prerequisites

Concepts and techniques that are subsequently discussed are; association and correlation, measurement and measurement scales, reliability, validity, construction of questionnaires, exploratory factor analysis, structural equation modelliing, confirmatory factor analysis.

Type of instructions

13 Lectures, 7 Seminars, 2 Practicals (presence at practicals is obligatory)

Type of exams

Paper and pencil MC + passing assignments of practicum

Compulsory Reading
  1. Julie Pallant, SPSS Survival Manual, Open University Press, Buckingham U.K., 2007 (3rd edition), ISBN 033522664. (De 2e ed. ISBN 0335216404 mag ook gebruikt worden.)
  2. Dictaat MTO-D-MAW.
Timetable information
424522-B-6|MTO-D-MAW: constr. en anal. v vragenlyst
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 3125-03-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 3217-06-2019
Required materials
Recommended materials
Controlled Experiment



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