Design and testing of questionnaire questions
For my PhD data collection that's beginning next week, I'm interested in using some of the questions asked in the UK Household Longitudinal Study around satisfaction with different life domains (I believe they are: sclfsat1, sclfsat2, sclfsat7, sclfsato and then the one that asks about job satisfaction too which I can't find the code for) to tie my small-scale in-depth mainly qualitative project with other studies that have used data from your database.
I wanted to a) check that this would be okay, and b) ask how these questions have been designed? Have they been taken from an accepted standardised scale, been tested, or been through some kind of psychometric validation process?
Thank you for your help.