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3rd Pre-release of EVS2017

The third pre-release of EVS2017 is now available.  

What is new in the 3rd pre-release?  

  • The release includes two integrated datasets:  
    • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from about 55.200 respondents and 33 countries.  
    • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data (ZA7502) includes data from about 10.500 respondents and the four countries that applied the matrix design.
  • With Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, three new countries were included in the Integrated Dataset (ZA7500).
  • Further harmonized variables on education, occupation, and income were added to both integrated datasets (ZA7500 and ZA7502).  
  • New calibration weights were included in the Integrated Dataset (ZA7500). 
  • In addition and due to their specific samples, individual datasets for Greece (ZA7546) and the Swedish minority in Finland (ZA7549) were published.  
  • The documentation was updated (as of 27 May 2020). 

Here you can find data and documentation.  

Current version of the integrated datasets:
EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset: ZA7500, v3-0-0 (2020-05-27), doi:10.4232/1.13511 
EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data: ZA7502, v1-0-0 (2020-05-27) doi:10.4232/1.13092

For further information on data download, see Data Access  

One goal of EVS Pre-releases is to improve the quality of the data and its documentation. Information on errors or omissions in the data and the documentation is very welcome. Please report any problems to the EVS Data Service at GESIS, Cologne. Manythanks!  

CfP: Changing values in a changing world?

The Italian team of EVS/WVS launched a call for papers for the special issue of the Italian journal “Quaderni di Sociologia

This call for papers aims at gathering methodologically high quality, theoretically based contributions using the EVS-WVS data. The call asks for a special emphasis on Italy and the 2018 round: comparative and longitudinal contributions are welcome. While the editors are interested in all the EVS-WVS topics, they especially aim at collecting papers that address the following themes.

Editors: Ferruccio Biolcati Università degli Studi di Milano, Giancarlo Rovati Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Paolo Segatti Università degli Studi di Milano).

Data available via GESIS Data Search (EVS2017 ; EVS 1981-2008)

Timeline:

Abstracts of 500 words accompanied by 5 keywords should be submitted to ferruccio.biolcati@unimi.it, giancarlo.rovati@unicatt.it (cc: paola.borgna@unito.it) by June 30, 2020.

Authors will be notified by the editors concerning the selection of the articles by July 31, 2020.

The deadline for the submission of the full version of the articles is January 31, 2021. Articles of maximum 50.000 characters and written in English or Italian should follow the journal guidelines (https://journals.openedition.org/qds/496).

Communication concerning the peer‐review process will be provided by April 30, 2021. Authors will submit their final versions by July 31, 2021. Publication on issue 1/2022.

For any further information, please contact the editors.

EVS data download is back online

EVS data, as well as data from more than 6,000 social sciences studies, can be again accessed and downloaded.

The GESIS data download is back online. Data can be found via the GESIS Search (https://search.gesis.org) and downloaded with all documentation and materials after registration and login. This requires a registration and login under https://login.gesis.org. As before, access to more sensitive research data can be granted upon request. More information on GESIS website.

Here is a direct link to the dataset and documentation of the most recent version of EVS2017.

Kick-off meeting of the EVS Standing Group

The Standing Group brings together experts on value research both on substantive and methodological issues combining the expertise of senior scholars and younger researchers.  Aiming at renewing the EVS leading bodies in the future, the functioning of the Standing Group builds on the interactions between new involved members and the existing EVS bodies. The group includes 4 members with currently leading roles in the EVS and 10 additional EVS members, who raised the interest of being more involved in the EVS project and showed their engagement in previous EVS activity in combination with good records in scientific publications on value research. The current main tasks of the Standing Group are:

  • Evaluation of the EVS2017 questionnaire, taking into account substantive and methodological issues
  • Identify the “CORE” of the EVS questionnaire
  • Support the development of the SUSTAIN II project by providing timely the inputs required
  • Ask advice to the Theory Group and Methodology Group on substantive/methodological issues

With the kick-off meeting on April 14th, 2020, the Standing Group started its activity.

Co-Chairs: Ruud Luijkx (current Chair of MG); Vera Lomazzi (current Secretary of EC)

Members: Frédéric Gonthier  (FR); Morten Frederiksen  (DK); Natalia Soboleva  (RU); Susanne Wallman-Lundåsen (SE); Inge Sieben (NL); Gergely Rosta (HU); Guðbjörg Andrea Jónsdóttir (IS); Michael Ochsner  (CH); Bogdan Voicu (RO); Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi (IT); David Voas (current Chair of TG); Loek Halman (current Chair of EC).

EVS2017: data release postponement

Although the EVS teams in Tilburg and Cologne were able to move their work to home office relatively well, the challenges associated with the Coronavirus outbreak led to a loss of efficiency in the first few weeks.

It seems very difficult to meet the planned deadline for the EVS 2017 Full data release, which is very complex in terms of data and documentation. Therefore, the final release is postponed until early October.

At the same time, however, to make the current data available for research, a third (slim) pre-release will be available on 27 May 2020.

This EVS pre-release will include data from North Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina. In addition and due to their specific samples, individual datasets for Greece and the Swedish minority in Finland will be published in the context of EVS 2017 (30 + 5 countries). Finally, it will contain all new variables planned for the full release.

The new dataset structure (Main data file and Add-on Matrix data file) will already be applied. That is, we provide the ‘average user’ with a ready-to-use main mixed mode/matrix design data file (full cases only), where no selection of cases nor merging datasets is necessary, and with adequate sample sizes in each country. And provide the ‘expert user’ with an additional matrix design data file containing information and cases on the matrix ‘experiment’ (no follow-up, follow-up refusal, break-off cases), that could be useful for methodological research.

The Full release, in early October, will additionally include data from Portugal and (depending on the impact of coronavirus on fieldwork and on data quality) Luxembourg, Ukraine, and Latvia. Furthermore, there will be individual datasets for Turkey, Romanian-Hungary, and Malta.

It will include the following comprehensively documented datasets

Main data file

Add-on:  Matrix data file

Add-on:  Additional country-specific variables

Add-on: Sensitive data

Full release: 35 countries in 3rd pre-release + 7 new countries (probably not all possible until early Oct)

IDS Full release: 37 integrated and 5 individual datasets (probably not all possible until early Oct)

A paper on French values by Pierre Brechon

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung released a study carried out by Pierre Brechon on French Values.

Three the main highlights:

Social cohesion is based on a solid foundation of values: tolerance and old-ruism have increased over the years, social participation, trust in others and xenophobia remain stable

Attitudes characterised by individualisation are increasing in all areas of life (family, society, religion, work, politics), but do not lead to social egoism.

A mixed picture emerges with regard to attitudes towards democracy: Despite a clear commitment to representative democracy, alternative or authoritarian political systems are becoming increasingly popularAttitudes characterised by individualisation are increasing in all areas of life (family, society, religion, work, politics), but do not lead to social egoism.
The paper can be downloaded here (German).

EVS Bibliography – New Edition

An up-to-date version of the EVS Bibliography is now online.

It includes 2161 Entries:
1117 Article (Journal Articles)
252 Book
532 InCollection (Book Chapters)
49 Inproceedings (Conference Papers)
54 PhDThesis (Dissertations)
33 Mastersthesis (Master’s Theses)
104 TechReport (Working Paper)
20 Miscellaneous

Is your EVS publication not in the EVS Bibliography?
Please send us an email at evs.bibliography@gesis.org with the bibliographic information on your publication (title, author(s), year of publication, journal or publisher, online resources).

CfP “Science and Society: Contribution of Humanities and Social Sciences”

On the occasion of the centennial anniversary from the foundation, the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje organizes on 2-5 September 2020, in Struga, the International Conference:

“Science and Society: Contribution of Humanities and Social Sciences”

The mutual relations between science and society are indisputable. Changes in the society are driven by the science, but at the same time a range of societal challenges remain unanswered by the science. Starting from the assertion that the production and role of knowledge should be understood as the interplay between society, culture and science, this conference aims to contribute to the affirmation of new knowledge of such a union. Relying on an interdisciplinary approach, the conference will offer a comprehensive treatment of a range of societal issues and dilemmas through the lens of the following scientific disciplines: Philosophy, History, Sociology, Pedagogy, Classical Studies, Art History and Archeology, Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, Special Education and Rehabilitation, Security Defense and Peace Studies, Gender Studies, and Family Studies.  

Through the perspective of these scientific disciplines, the general topics that will be the subject and focus of this conference include:

  • Philosophy and the response to the new challenges in the society
  • Society, changes and the historical discourse
  • Pedagogy one century later
  • Sociology and values challenge for contemporary societies
  • Classical philology and contemporary educational and scientific challenges
  • From Antiquity to Postmodernism: Archeology, Art History, Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Psychological perspectives and the society
  • Addressing new social risks through social work and social policy
  • Special education and rehabilitation and the inclusive society
  • Society and the science of security, defence and peace
  • Gender and the new social constructions
  • New family structures and the social realities

In addition, the conference will also address transversal topics such as: identity, ethnicity, migration, social inclusion, demographic aging, gender issues, ethics and innovation.

The conference will accept scientific papers that are theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative and comparative-historical methodologies.

English is the official language of the Conference.


Important deadlines:

Abstract submission: 15 March 2020

Notification of acceptance: 30 March 2020

Final paper submission: June 15, 2020

Read the full call here

EVS2017: New book published

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The Czech and Slovak teams of EVS released the book “Living apart together? Czechia and Slovakia through the lense of value development after 1991”

RABUŠIC, Ladislav, Zuzana KUSÁ, Beatrice Elena CHROMKOVÁ MANEA a Katarína STRAPCOVÁ. Odděleně spolu? Česko a Slovensko optikou vývoje hodnot po roce 1991. 1. vyd. : Slovart, 2019. 428 s. nezadána. ISBN 978-80-556-4590-2. “

The edited monograph presents an analysis of the development of values ​​in the Czechia and Slovakia in the period 1991-2017. The main aim of the book is to capture the extent to which the modernization of both companies after 1990 and the separation of both companies in 1993 had an impact on different value developments. The analysis of value trends is made possible by the longitudinal sociological international research European Values ​​Study, of which the Czechia and Slovakia have been a member since 1991. Quantitative data is obtained through a standardized questionnaire that allows international comparison. In addition to the introduction, the methodological chapter and the conclusion, the book has a total of 12 chapters, which are organized into four sections thematically: I Family, children and gender roles; II. Labor, subjective well-being and social capital; III. Religion and social solidarity; IV Politics, national identity and migration.

The basic hypothesis of the book is that, in line with modernization theory, we should expect value structures and preferences to converge gradually during the 1991-2017 period, although they might differ at the beginning of the period under review due to different socio-economic and cultural bases.

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