Pretest Database
Project Title:PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Acquisition of Competencies (English Version)
  1. General Information: *Note: This item was tested in German. This is an English translation of the original German wording. The translation does not correspond exactly to the wording in the English PIAAC source questionnaire.*
  2. Question Text: How many hours were that?
    [Wie viele Stunden waren dies?]
  3. Instruction: CI: If for question 4 category 1, 2 or 3 (“Some hours”, “One day”, “More than one day but less than one week”). [TL: Wenn bei Frage 4 Kategorie 1, 2 oder 3 („Einige Stunden“, „Einen Tag“, „Mehr als einen Tag, aber weniger als eine Woche“).]
  4. Answer Categories _______ hours [Stunden]
    1. Recommendations: An instruction shall also be provided as to whether or not the hours should be included for any preparation and follow-up times.
      If for question 4 category 1, 2 or 3 ("A few hours", "A day", "More than a day but less than a week") [Wenn bei Frage 4 Kategorie 1, 2 oder 3 („Einige Stunden“, „Einen Tag“, „Mehr als einen Tag, aber weniger als eine Woche“).]
      5. How many hours were that in total? Please also take into account your preparation and follow-up times. [Wie viele Stunden waren dies insgesamt? Bitte berücksichtigen Sie auch Ihre Vor- und Nachbereitungszeiten.]
  1. Cognitive Techniques: General Probing, Information Retrieval Probing
  2. Findings for Question: After the eight test persons had provided information on the entire period of the most important further vocational training in 2014, they were then asked (question 5, 6 or 7) how many hours the respective further training had taken. The two test persons who had indicated in the previous question that the respective continuing vocational training lasted "a few hours" (TP 11) or "one day" (TP 06) were asked how many hours. Test person 06 indicated six hours and TP 11 four hours. Both test persons found the answer easy.
  1. Question Topic: Job and career/ Job situation & professional activity
  2. Construct: Duration of further training