Methodology Group

The Methodology Group takes care of the quality of the project; from data collection, cleaning and handling to data analyses. The tasks are to: reach consensus on the themes and items in the questionnaire, identify problems of comparability, plan the survey, make recommendations on socio-demographic background variables, take care of the quality of the data, organize data confrontation seminars, provide methodological advices etc.


Ruud Luijkx


Alice Ramos


Michael Braun
Frédéric Gonthier
Dominique Joye
Bart Meuleman
Markus Quandt
Ivan Rimac


Dorothée Behr (translation)

Evelyn Brislinger (data management)

Stefan Zins (sampling)



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The TRAPD method for survey translation

The translation of the questionnaire is a delicate phase for the European Values Study. Translations must ensure the comparability between countries, but also between waves of the EVS and of the World Values Survey (WVS). The EVS 2017 questionnaire was translated using the current best practice in survey…click for more details