The goal of the London meeting was to build on national investments in
questionnaire development to achieve an international set of questions to
In preparation for the workshop, we divided the questions developed by each
country into separate Word documents by topic area. We hyperlinked these
documents into a spreadsheet matrix by topic area and country. To view an
example of the matrix (without hyperlinks to documents), see Topic
We developed a summary of our main focus by topic area and the questions to
be included in pretesting by topic for the international core. We understood
that the questions selected for pretesting greatly exceeded the number of
questions feasibly asked in a personal interview. We expected the pretest
results to be instrumental in narrowing the scope of questionnaire items.
the London meeting, Jack Kruse developed a first draft of an international
pretest questionnaire that was reviewed by the international team. The
questionnaire includes hyperlinks to background documents by topic area and
The Post-London version of the international questionnaire appears in three formats: Html,
PDF, and Word. Use these as
HTML: The HTML versions of the questionnaire have live, question-specific
and section-specific links to HTML documents that give the relevant
"lineage" and discussion. Note that the formatting is a bit
screwed up, particularly using Netscape. Use these to look at question and
section explanations as you review the questionnaire.
PDF: These PDF versions are readable and printable with Acrobat Reader,
free, downloadable software that works on any computer. The cannot be
readily edited however, nor do they have links to question or section
explanations. Use these to print out formatted versions of the
Word: These Word versions can be edited. Note: many computers have anti-virus plug-ins
that prevent you from reading Word files from the web. Also, Netscape does
not appear to support you following links within Word documents. You can,
however, download these versions by clicking on the right button of your
mouse. Use these to extract, save and edit portions of the
questionnaire for suggested changes.
Accompanying the questionnaire is a draft of suggested interview procedures.