I want to ask the participants of my study if they somehow work as an computer scientist or something closely related to IT. To ask bluntly “Do you work as an computer scientist? Yes or no?” is not the gold standard I guess. And I want to avoid an open answer field. It is important that it’s about their job rather than the sector. For example I have a friend working as a system administrator in a hospital. So the sector would be “health” but I am interested in his IT background.
In addition: Are there any restraints why I am not allowed to ask for it or what I am not allowed to ask specifically? Disclaimer: Of course I do NOT intend to screen anyone out within my study.