Scientific Quality Standards

    Each submitted documentation of a measurement instrument undergoes an internal review-like process (see How to publish). The aim of this process is to ensure the quality of the documentation.

    ZIS documentations are based on the quality standards for the development, application, and evaluation of measurement instruments in social science survey research by the RatSWD and the Test evaluation system of the Test Board of the Federation of German Psychologists’ Associations (in German: Testbeurteilungssystem des Diagnostik- und Testkuratoriums der Föderation Deutscher Psychologenvereinigungen [TBS-DTK]). The quality requirements for the documentation and the quality of the documented measurement instrument are set out in a guideline, the ZIS Publication Guide (see Guideline & Materials).