WU employees and students can use soscisurvey to conduct online surveys. After logging in, you create a project and design your survey form. To put the survey online, students contact a WU staff member (supervisor, lecturer). Potential participants will be invited via email.
You can create your surveys on the page https://soscisurvey.wu.ac.at.
Students and employees can log in immediately with their WU account.
A link for participants is available during the survey period. Only WU employees can determine the beginning and end of the survey period.
Information for students
SoSciSurvey is available to all students of WU Vienna who are writing a master or bachelor thesis at WU. You have to add your supervisor to the survey - your supervisor can make the survey accessible for participants.
WU students and staff can create new surveys.
Please open the page https://soscisurvey.wu.ac.at.
Log in with your WU account.
Create a survey project
Click on Projects > Start new Survey Project in the left directory. Enter the given parameters (project name, project folder, base language).
To organize your questions and/or data you need sections. For this purpose, enter the corresponding parameters (ID, name).
Generate questions and answers
Create as many questions as you like by clicking on one of the icon images (depending on which question type you want to use).
In the left directory, click Compose Questionnaire > Create a new Questionnaire. Drag the questions accordingly from right to left and add additional pages as you like. Click on the green arrow to preview your questionnaire.
Share your questionnaire with your supervisor (so they can set a survey period for you and publish the survey).
Click on the left under Controls > Survey Project > Project Settings > Release the Survey. In the "Share project with email(s)" field, enter your supervisor's email address.
Advice for students: Consult with your supervisor regarding the survey period and the publication of the questionnaire.
WU employees can publish questionnaires and enter survey periods. Students should contact their supervisor or course instructor.
Log in with your WU account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your user account (top right icon) > Projects > Join project
Enter survey period, publish questionnaire
Controls > Survey Project > Project Settings > Release the Survey.
Advice: Do not publish the questionnaire until your student is ready for it.
Personal and confidential data may be collected with Soscisurvey!
Students of WU Vienna who are writing a Master's or Bachelor's thesis at WU are generally responsible for processing personal data and for complying with data protection regulations.
In case you want to conduct a survey as a WU employee and collect personal data, the data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation, must be complied with.
We recommend sending the invitations via your email program. You can use it to freely design the text. With the mail merge function you can create individualized invitations.
Please use the mailing list email@example.com to send your survey to WU students. The use is subject to certain guidelines and restrictions - please be sure to read the FAQ entry. WU students can also unsubscribe from the mailing list. It is therefore not guaranteed that you will reach everyone in your intended target group.
Mailing list "Umfragen" (i.e. surveys) - which rules apply?
In order to comply with the guidelines of the mailing list usage, each mailing has to be approved by the Vice Rector’s Council for Academic Programs and Student Affairs.
The mailing list can be used by WU students for dissertations and master theses.
The mailing list can be used for bachelor theses (as non-scientific papers) if the survey results provide information that will help to further develop teaching at WU.
Furthermore, the mailing list can be used for WU internal research projects. The number of possible mailings per semester is limited for each department.
Using the mailing list correctly
If possible, provide both the text of the mailing and the questionnaire in German and English. If your survey is conducted exclusively in German, please include a note in English at the beginning of your mailing stating this fact.
Send your finished mailing text (as it is intended to be sent) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A valid sender address is absolutely necessary. In front of your subject text, the string "[Umfragen]" will be inserted automatically later on. After your mailing has been approved, you can find it in the list archive.
Can students also use other survey tools?
Survey tools that are not presented on this website (e.g. Survey Monkey, Google forms) are currently not supported by IT-SERVICES.
Where is the collected data or the survey form stored?
Surveys use WU's own servers and store collected data there. When collecting sensitive personal data in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, in German: DSGVO) the provisions of data protection law must be complied with. WU employees can access more information on the lawful processing of personal data on the Sharepoint page on GDPR. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
WU students are generally responsible themselves for the processing of personal data and compliance with data protection regulations when writing a master's or bachelor's thesis.
Can the default language of the survey be changed?
You can add another language after creating the questions for your questionaire. You must not make any copies of questions, sections or text modules for a new language version.
Learn more about creating a multilingual survey.