Data ProcessingΒΆ

The following overview shows which data sets form the basis of each questionnaire. At the same time, the data processing process is shown. From the questionnaire to the wave-specific data sets to the prepared long data sets. Please note that not all data sets are based on questionnaires, but that many of them have been prepared lovingly and with great effort by our scientists and employees. Therefore the table does not show the full range of available data sets.


In addition to the classic SOEP survey instruments, there are also a large number of sample-specific questionnaires whose information flows into other unlisted raw data sets (e.g. $pausl, $post, $pkalost etc.). The chapter Sample Specific Questionnaires explains why such special survey instruments exist, how they become raw data sets and in which long data sets these variables can be found.