Students and Higher Education Institutions were surveyed in two separate online questionnaires, available on PRIME website. The questionnaires were developed by PRIME Research Team: Eren Dicle, Julia Fellinger, Luyedan Huang, Igor Kalinic, Justyna Pisera, Julia Trawinska and Edona Vinca.
In the questionnaires advantages of both qualitative and quantitative interviews were combined in order to obtain precise overview and to identify sources of problems, best practices and success stories of recognition process in Erasmus exchange.
The research among students and Higher Education Insitutions lasted from the beginning of February until the end of April 2011. During this time, over 8900 students and 500 Institutions from all over Europe have participated in the online study.
In the same time, the National Agencies have been interviewed by PRIME national coordinators in the in-depth qualitative interviews. As a result of this study, 16 National Agencies have been surveyed.