Institute of Sociology


Since April 2008, the Department of Sociology runs a surveylab for conducting computer based telephone (CATI) and computer assisted web interviews (CAWI).

Furthermore, guided telephone interviews can be realized. The handling of these survey instruments as well as the data preparation and the analysis are key competences of empirical social research.

For this reason, our laboratory is primarily used for teaching purposes but it can be used also for own research. The laboratory offers introduction courses for students and training opportunities for interested people as well as research internships and the possibility of data acquisition and data export in all commonly used formats.

In addition, the laboratory is available to external research institutions according to prior agreement and compensation of costs.

Range of services

Technical equipment:

5 interview stations (including. 1 supervisor station) are equipped with

Due to browser-based software, a temporary lease of additional interviewer or web licenses is not possible.


Professional support before, during and after the field phase includes

If you are interested in using the surveylab please contact Marc Schwenzer.


Surveylab Tübingen
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen,
Institut für Soziologie,
Wilhelmstr. 36, 72074 Tübingen

E-Mail: catispam

Technical and scientific support : Dr. Marc Schwenzer
Scientific director: Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert






Note for students: The key to the Surveylab can be picked up by appointment in room 107.