Expert surveys and case studies

Expert surveys serve as a source of information in order to generate knowledge in a structured and theory-led way. An expert is thus an information supplier with particular knowledge about a specific topic. The interviewer is guided by a manual, which is coordinated with the research questions. There should be an open, neutral atmosphere during the execution, planning and the final analysis are important steps. Ethical minimum standards must be adhered to at all stages, as well as a high level of professionalism and objectivity. This also applies to case studies with background research.

In its studies, the ISÖ recommends a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis. Thus, in individual conversations, the depth of a problem can be addressed and relevant information can be systematically substantiated.