424522 :MTO-D-MAW: Constructie en analyse van vragenlijsten
(Construction and Analysis of Questionnaires)

General info

Instruction language Dutch
Type of Instruction 13 Lectures, 7 Seminars, 2 Practicals (presence at practicals is obligatory) (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams Paper and pencil MC + passing assignments of practicum (Examination schedule)
Course load:6 ECTS credits
Registration:Enroll via COMAP.
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dr. I. Schwabe (Cursuscoördinator)


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.


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.


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.

Compulsory Reading

  1. Lecture slides, exercises and workshops material.

Recommended Prerequisites


Compulsory for

Recommended option for

  • BSc EBE, track Financial Management ( 2016, 2017 )
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