Data Processing

The following overview shows which datasets form the basis of each questionnaire, and the respective data processing process, from the questionnaire to the wave-specific datasets, to the prepared “long” datasets. Please note that not all datasets are based on questionnaires but that many have been prepared meticulously by our staff. The table therefore does not show the full range of datasets available.


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 datasets (e.g. $pausl, $post, $pkalost etc.). The chapter Sample-Specific Questionnaires explains why such special survey instruments exist, how they become raw datasets and in which long datasets these variables can be found.

Last change: Jun 06, 2024