The “Participatory Poll Project” (3P@KIT), aims to develop a concept to implement short surveys in an uncomplicated and data security-compliant manner. These surveys should serve to improve teaching and contribute to a successful feedback culture at KIT.


Key Visual des Projekts 3P@KITWhat does that mean exactly?

At KIT, various actors (KIT faculties, university groups, the student body, central scientific institutions etc.) repeatedly need information from students at short notice - be it to estimate the number of required workplaces, to obtain feedback on a new learning location, or to obtain feedback on  feasibility of the study course and well-being under pandemic conditions. Especially in recent years, it has become apparent how important, but also how difficult, it is to generate reliable data in a short period of time.

The 3P@KIT project therefore created the basis for a secure and easy-to-use survey tool. A comprehensive concept was developed in which the following topics, among others, were clarified:

  • Who has which needs?
  • Are there any conflicting goals that need to be taken into account?
  • Which software is suitable?
  • What additional materials can be designed and provided?

In order to meet the needs and requirements of the various stakeholders as best as possible and, if necessary, to constructively resolve conflicting goals (which may arise, for example, from data protection and data security requirements or from the desire for robust data on the one hand and survey fatigue on the other), the project was designed to be participatory. A facilitated process brought stakeholders together so they could also learn from each other.

The process included the following steps:

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Needs analysis and current status analysis
  • Concept development

At the end of the one-year project period, a concept was presented in which these and other questions identified in the process were clearly presented and answered.

The project was able to formulate a follow-up application, which was approved, thus enabling the project to move into its operational phase. In the second year of the project, the identified software will be tested under real conditions.


The project is a cooperation of STS-QM and HoC-SQ/Methods Laboratory.

Duration 04/2022- 03/2024

Funding: KIT quality assurance funds

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