concerning students’ cognitive competence was gathered by a questionnaire.
Students from six countries, both within the ‘Open Europe’ course and the
control groups, were involved.
questionnaire was planned and designed in collaboration with all the project
partners. The Manchester Team finalised the English questionnaire that
formed a common basis for the country-specific questionnaires. In principal,
the questionnaire was the same in all countries but, due the differences
in political and socio-cultural contexts, there were variations in relation
to the country specific questions. The U.K. specific parts in the questionnaire
were replaced by country specific terms and questions on the basis of the
outcomes of the settlement policy analyses. The process of developing the
content for the questionnaires was accompanied with a detailed discussion
and feedback ... by the local researchers, local coordinators and main
coordinator. Every partner had the final questionnaire as a native language
version, but it was also translated into English and presented ... for
the other partners to see." (Pitkänen, 2000, p. 30)