PHD Survey VUB 2018: Technical Report

Glorieux, A., J. Minnen, P. te Braak, B. Spruyt (2018): PHD Survey VUB 2018: Technical Report. Brussel: Onderzoeksgroep TOR, Vakgroep Sociologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (151 blz.) - TOR 2018/36.


From 24 May to the first of July 2018, the Research Group TOR – Department of Sociology organized a research project allowing PhD-candidates to evaluate their PhD-trajectories. This project was called the PhD-survey. This study was a repetition of the pilot study, conducted in 2017.


This report describes the technical details of this survey. Chapter 1 describes the organization of the fieldwork. In chapter 2, the response rate will be shown in detail. The appendixes of this technical report will give some additional information. It consists of all sorts of communication that was used during the fieldwork. Furthermore, it also includes the questionnaire and codebook as well as the first description of the results.