Pricing – Questionnaire on soscisurvey.de
Accounting procedure: Few days after data collection has been finished, you receive an invoice by email (or a printed copy, if preferred). If your invoice shall contain specific details (e.g. a booking or a project code), please specify this information in the booking references before billing.
* Counted are the downloaded interviews. Cases gathered when creating the questionnaire or when prestesting are not credited. If you expect more than 5000 participants, please get in contact by email. email
** The volume of the questionnaire is calculated by the variables in the dataset. One variable is, for example, one simple selection question or one text input field of a text input question. For multiple choice questions, a variable corresponds to an option, for scale selections, a variable corresponds to an item. You can always see the variable count by going to Survey Project → Costs/Billing
Pricing – Licence for Your Own Web Server
A licene needs to be purchased only if you want to use the SoSci Survey software on your own server. System Requirements
For using soscisurvey.de, you don't need to purchase a license. For the pricing of this service, see the list at the top.
All licenses include software updates. The licenses do not allow for further sales (e.g. Rental of your server to third parties or rental of your software) When buying a license you will receive a license key which allows you to download the software package in the download area. Download Area
Even when using the software on your own server, support will still be available at soscisurvey.de. If you experience problems when installing the software, we will support you by telephone and email. For further support, e.g. telephone support for creating questionnaires or staff training, we are happy to write you an offer. When calling us, remember that SoSci Survey is based in Germany, so there might be a difference in time zones.
Universities may receive a free license to use SoSci Survey for non-commercial purposes. Campus Licence
² As we don't want to profit from "hidden" fees, but need to avoid the misuse of SoSci Survey, the fees should be paid to a non-profit-orgainzation of your choice.
Send us the photograph or scan of the receipt per mail. The date of the receipt must not be older than 14 days. Accepted are donations to an aid agency or an open-source-project. E-Mail
Aid agencys and donation platforms
To test all features of SoSci Survey, register a test project.
Test projects are only restricted regarding downloading collected data: Only few records are available for download.
You may convert a test project into another category at any time.
SoSci Survey GmbH subsidizes academic research that does not involve a company, research by governmental institutions and by charity institutions. Subsidization is available for non-commercial projects only. It means that such projects may use the service on www.soscisurvey.de for free.
Please remember that the SoSci Survey GmbH is only able to provide free server capacity and support for academic research, as long as companies who benefit from our services pay their part.
Important: If a company is a study's purchaser or cooperation partner, this generally is commercial use (including costs). This is also true for theses - except the case that a company only supports the study, does not pay for the results, and does not receive any service in return (e.g., special analyses for the company). Thesis for a Company
The operation of the server and the development of the software cost a large amount of time and money. Confident users are invited to help hands-on with the development. Contribute to SoSci Survey
In case of abusing our free use, we may immediatly lock down the survey and/or initiate appropriate legal proceedings (compensation).
The proper use of the services on www.soscisurvey.de is free for...
Scientific projects in college or university that do not involve a company.
Most theses and final papers (e.g., bachelor, master, PhD thesis) belong to this category, as long as no company is involved. Thesis for a Company
Sometimes we are asked: "Can I run my academic survey for free?" We assume commercial use, if one or more of the subsequent criteria are met:
2. Charity Research
Surveys without purpose to make profits performed by (a) an approved non-profit-organization or (b) a non-paid person acting by order of one without being paid (e.g. for a bachelor thesis).
A profit making purpose is, for example, if the survey is conducted for an external client or with the intent to sell the outcome.
3. Governmental Institutions
Surveys conducted by public administration or by means of a public educational institution (this includes a survey by a school's parents' council) as long there is no intent to make any profit.
The services on www.soscisurvey.de may be used for free when doing seminars at university, or private polls among friends.
The SoSci Survey GmbH may show advertising at the end of such a questionnaire.
1. University (non-research) Seminars
A project at school, college or university that is made to excercise (a) the use of the software or (b) data ascertainment.
2. Private Poll among Friends
A survey done in private circles for personal reasons with no profit-making intent. Be aware, SoSci Survey might be oversized for those means. Alternatives to SoSci Survey
Thesis for a Company
In case a scientific final paper is made in cooperation with a company (e.g. if the company provides research questions) or a company receives exclusive outcome, the survey is considered commercial and as such it is charged. This is also the case, if the student is not being paid for development, realization or evaluation of the study.
SoSci Survey wants to support scientific research, not the exploitation of students. Some few companies do use final papers of students to obtain free studies and similar free services. We think, if a company profits from a research, it is only fair to pay at least the expenses. In addition to that, most companies show their appreciation with a financial reward for the student.
If a company supports the research (e.g. providing adresses of staff or clients for the survey) but does not influence the study deign and has no exclusive access to the outcome, the study is not considered commercial.
To include an Implicit Association Test (IAT) in your survey, we offer a specialized add-on module for SoSci Survey. After booking the module, new question types for IAT and BIAT are available in your survey projects on www.soscisurvey.de for a period of 3 months. The module includes the test assessment with all necessary statistical values. Details about the module
For student final theses that (a) do not involve a company and (b) are not part of a funded research project, we offer a reduction of 80 % on the regular price.
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