HISBUS online surveys

Start of the project: 01-Aug-2000

The HISBUS panel is an instrument for carrying out nationwide online surveys of students in Germany. The HISBUS panel is what is known as an online access panel, including up to 30,000 students who are asked to give information up to four times a year on current issues in the field of study and higher education institutions (HEI). The online study findings are made available promptly in a range of formats. In recent years, surveys carried out through the HISBUS panel have covered issues from various areas of student life (e.g. accommodation situation, use of university canteens, ways of improving study performance, student happiness and satisfaction) as well as relating to academic aspects and their HEIs (digitalization of higher education teaching, study and career prospects, transition from bachelor's to master's programmes, international mobility). Clients include the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German National Association for Student Affairs (DSW), the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), the Stifterverband, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

Setting up the online-access HISBUS panel began in 2000, in the early days of using the internet for social science research and the adaptation of research tools and methods for the online survey medium. The students who take part in HISBUS surveys are exclusively approached - under methodological control - through the DZHW’s survey series. In the early days up to 2005, the DZHW collaborated with ZUMA Mannheim (now GESIS) to develop a process that ensures that the HISBUS survey findings are representative throughout Germany; this process is adapted to suit changing demands. The HISBUS panel was funded up to the end of 2013 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). You can find more information on the project's website (www.hisbus.de).

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Publications

Gesundheit Studierender in Deutschland 2017.

Grützmacher, J., Gusy, B., Lesener, T., Sudheimer, S., Willige, J. (2018).
Gesundheit Studierender in Deutschland 2017. Hannover, Berlin, Hamburg: DZHW, FU Berlin, TK.

Auslandsmobilität und digitale Medien.

Willige, J. (2016).
Auslandsmobilität und digitale Medien. Im Auftrag der Themengruppe „Internationalisierung und Marketingstrategien“ koordiniert vom Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft im Hochschulforum Digitalisierung.

Internationale Mobilität im Studium 2015. Ergebnisse der fünften Befragung deutscher Studierender zur studienbezogenen Auslandsmobilität.

Woisch, A., & Willige, J. (2015).
Internationale Mobilität im Studium 2015. Ergebnisse der fünften Befragung deutscher Studierender zur studienbezogenen Auslandsmobilität. Hannover: DZHW.
Presentations

What Predicts the Validity of Self-Reported Paradata? Results from the German HISBUS Online Access Panel.

Kastirke, N., Sudheimer, S., Fehring, G., & Schwabe, U. (2019, März).
What Predicts the Validity of Self-Reported Paradata? Results from the German HISBUS Online Access Panel. Poster präsentiert auf der General Online Research (GOR19), Köln.
Abstract

Paradata, such as user agent strings (UAS), provide us with important client-side information about the technical conditions of web surveys. If due to different reasons for example data protection issues UAS are not available, one may directly ask survey participants for the required data. Until now it is unclear whether the validity of these self-reported paradata is determined by participants’ general attitudes towards surveys, their willingness to participate and – in connection with technically demanding questions – distraction while answering. To shed light into the question what predicts the consistency between UAS and self-reported paradata, we use the HISBUS Online Access Panel. The sample comprised 3.137 members with UAS...

Einflussfaktoren studentischer Lebenszufriedenheit. Analyseergebnisse einer bundesweiten Studierendenbefragung.

Grützmacher, J., & Sudheimer, S. (2018, März).
Einflussfaktoren studentischer Lebenszufriedenheit. Analyseergebnisse einer bundesweiten Studierendenbefragung. Vortrag auf dem Kongress "Armut und Gesundheit 2018" in Berlin.

Einflussfaktoren studentischer Lebenszufriedenheit. Analyseergebnisse einer bundesweiten Studierendenbefragung.

Grützmacher, J. (2018, März).
Einflussfaktoren studentischer Lebenszufriedenheit. Analyseergebnisse einer bundesweiten Studierendenbefragung. Vortrag auf dem Seminar "Studentisches Gesundheitsmanagement: Wie geht denn das?" in Berlin.

Validity of Subjective Paradata - Results from the National Educational Panel Study and HISBUS Online Access Panel.

Fehring, G., Kastirke,N., Sudheimer, S., & Willige, J. (2018, März).
Validity of Subjective Paradata - Results from the National Educational Panel Study and HISBUS Online Access Panel. Poster präsentiert auf der General Online Research (GOR18), Köln.

Incentives und Verlosungen Maßnahmen zur Steigerung und Bewahrung der Teilnahmemotivation im HISBUS-Studierenden-Panel.

Willige, J. (2004, März).
Incentives und Verlosungen Maßnahmen zur Steigerung und Bewahrung der Teilnahmemotivation im HISBUS-Studierenden-Panel. Posterpräsentation auf der G.O.R.04 (German Online Research 2004) an der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg.

Lead Researcher

Janka Willige
Janka Willige Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-154

Office

Heike Naumann
Heike Naumann +49 511 450670-120

Press contact

Daniel Matthes
Daniel Matthes +49 511 450670-532
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Project website

http://www.hisbus.de