• Internet of Things (English Version) - Cognitive Online-Pretest
  • Abstract:
    The Community survey on ICT usage in households and by individuals is an annual survey conducted since 2002, collecting data on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), the internet, e-government and electronic skills in households and by individuals.
    The subject of this pretest is a module on the Internet of Things (IoT), so – if deemed appropriate – it can be included in future waves of the survey.
    The questions were tested in a cognitive online pretest via web probing.

    *Note: The items were tested both in English and German.*
    Citation:
    Lenzner, T., Neuert, C., Hadler, P., & Menold, N. (2018): Internet of Things (English Version). Cognitive Online-Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
    DOI:
    http://doi.org/10.17173/pretest71
    Number of Participants:
    120
    Selection of Target Population/Quotas:
    Quota sample
    This online pretest was fielded in Great Britain and Germany. Half of the respondents were British (n=60), the other half were German (n=60). Due to the substantive topic of this pretest (usage of internet connected devices/systems), the target population was divided into three categories (Barriers - Problems - Wearables).
    The selection of the target population was based on the quotas age (18 to 64 years in three groups: 18 – 29; 30 – 49; 50 – 64), and gender (male; female). In addition, a minimum of 15 respondents in each country was expected to fall into the category "Wearables".
    Test Date:
    10/2018
    Survey mode:
    CAWI
    Pretest mode:
    Web Probing
    Procedure:
    Usage of an online questionnaire with additional openended and closed-ended probing questions (Web Probing).
    Incentive for respondents:
    0.70 Euros
    Project Description:
    The Community survey on ICT usage in households and by individuals is an annual survey conducted since 2002, collecting data on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), the internet, e-government and electronic skills in households and by individuals.
    The Pretest lab of GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Germany) was assigned the task to pretest a module on the Internet of Things (IoT), so – if deemed appropriate – it can be included in future waves of the survey.
    The inclusion of a module on IoT in the Community Survey on ICT Use in Households and by lndividuals is of interest to DG CNECT in order to monitor the evolution and adoption of recent technological solutions in this domain.
    Website:
    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/internet-of-things
    Client:
    European Commission
    Guillermo Hernández
  • Pretest Report (German):
    Pretest Report (English):
  • Citation: Lenzner, T., Neuert, C., Hadler, P., & Menold, N. (2018): Internet of Things (English Version). Cognitive Online-Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
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