Malina Voicu1 & Delia Bădoi1, Fertility and the COVID-19 crisis: do gender roles really matter? (Full paper here)
Francesco Molteni12, Riccardo Ladini12, Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi12, Antonio M. Chiesi12, Giulia Maria Dotti Sani12, Simona Guglielmi12, Marco Maraffi12, Andrea Pedrazzani12, Paolo Segatti12 & Cristiano Vezzoni12. Searching for comfort in religion: insecurity and religious behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy (Full paper here)
Affiliations of the authors: 1Romanian Academy, Research Institute for Quality of Life; 2Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Department of Sociology; 3University of Deusto – Bilbao, Department of International Relations and Humanities; 4Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of Sociology; 5University of Münster; 6Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Sociology; 7 University of Bucharest, Department of Sociology; 8 University of Girona, Department of Economics; 9 University of Bucharest, Department of Political Science; 10 Tilburg University, Department of Sociology; 11 Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne; 12 University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Science;13 GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences
The full release of the EVS2017 includes data and documentation of altogether 35 participating countries and two surveys of minorities. As previous waves (1981, 1990, 1999, 2008), the fifth wave maintains a persistent focus on a broad range of values.
The release includes three integrated datasets:
The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from 56.491 respondents and 34 countries.
The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data (ZA7502) includes data from about 10.500 respondents and the four countries (DE, IS, CH, NL) that applied the matrix design. Please consult the documentation describing the concept behind the composition of the two EVS 2017 integrated datasets (GESIS Papers Guide to mixed-mode approach and matrix design).
The EVS2017 Integrated Dataset – Sensitive Data (ZA7501) contains data that could not be included in the SUF because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its use is subject to specific contractual regulations. The contract allowing for off-site access can be downloaded here.
In addition and due to their specific samples, individual datasets will be released in the context of EVS2017.
The final release of the fifth wave of EVS will be published on 20 October 2020. It will comprises: Integrated Dataset with 34 countries; Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data; Individual datasets (due to their specific samples): Greece, Finland – Swedish minority, Romania – Hungarian minority.
In her talk, she presented the methodological innovation of EVS2017 and how the cooperation with European survey infrastructures in the SERISS project as well as with the World Values Survey, favored the improvement of data quality and cross-cultural comparability in the fifth wave of EVS.
In the same keynote session, Rory Fitzgerald (ESS ERIC) presented the European Social Survey and the current challenges (and possible solutions) of empirical data collection. Furthermore, the collaboration between EVS and ESS ERIC in the context of the EC funded project “SUSTAIN II” has been presented.
Vera Lomazzi also informed about the upcoming final release of EVS2017 (20 October 2020) and of the EVS-WVS Joint Core Dataset (30.10.2020).
In EVS good data quality is a priority aim. In EVS 2017, four main goals are at the core of the survey project management:
Transparency for all partners involved in the survey (EVS planning groups, countries, users) and a good documentation of all internal processes of data processing and documentation so that the same standards and recommendations apply not only to the first countries in the field but also to the last,
Implementation of review rounds to make sure that only data and documents approved by the EVS teams and the EVS countries are published,
Provision of a comprehensive documentation of the published data (guidelines, master/field questionnaires, method/variable/ harmonization reports, country-specific notes), which not only helps the users to explore the data but also shows how the recommendations and standards have been implemented to allow an assessment of the data quality.
Provision of the data as soon as possible via pre-releases. Even though the goal is to provide high data quality and good documentation already for the pre-release, this allows us to incorporate the researchers as reviewers and to improve the data step by step for the full release.
The representatives of the EVS and WVS secretariats and data archives met on Friday 14 August 2020 to agree on the workflows, procedures and standards for data archiving and data release of the joint EVS-WVS core dataset.
The preparation of the joint file is one of the core aspects of the agreement between the European Values Study and the World Values Survey. Thanks to this cooperation, the two organizations will offer the research community a joint product, which is expected to include data from 96 countries.
In July 2020, WVS published its 7th wave. WVS provides a provisional EVS-WVS Cross-Nationaldataset, created by merging provisional versions of WVS and EVS files. For any questions arising from the use of this dataset, please contact the WVSA Secretariat.
The jointly release of the EVS-WVS dataset, prepared according to the agreed standards, is expected in October 2020.
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!