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EVS at ESRA

The conference has been particularly successful for EVS.

Members of EVS organized and chaired sessions on

Second data pre-release of EVS2017

The announcement of the second data pre-release gained a lot of interest also on Twitter (see here and here).

SERISS event

The showcase event of SERISS has been a very nice occasion for networking and present EVS and the tools developed during this project. Remarkable for EVS: the presentation of the myEVS (a video is also available here). EVS was present at the event with a stand, organized by the junior scholars at the central team in Tilburg

ESRA board elections

Caroline Roberts (University of Lausanne) is the new President of ESRA.

Vera Lomazzi, Secretary of the Executive Committee of EVS has been elected in the ESRA Board

4 new members:  Stephanie Steinmetz (University of Lausanne), Vera Lomazzi (GESIS), Kathin Thomas (Princeton University), Emily Gilbert (University College London)

Meeting of EVS and WVS Secretariats

Head of Secretariat of the World Values Survey Association Kseniya Kizilova and Secretary of the European Values Study Vera Lomazzi held a working meeting at the #ESRA19 conference of the European Survey Research Association to discuss future joint activities of the WVSA and the EVS.

#WVS and #EVS research programs continue their cooperation in the 2017-2020 joint survey wave. Release of the full #WVS data-set and the merged #EVS-#WVS data-set is planned for July 2020. #EVS Data Archive at GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften and the #WVS data archive in Madrid, Spain will work on the production of the merged data-set. It is expected that the new joint data-set will include data for over 90 world countries.

#EVS and #WVS networks will meet further in July 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal at a EVS-WVS pre-IPSA workshop conducted in conjunction with the next world congress of the International Political Science Association.

SERISS Webinar Series

The SERISS team organizes a workshop/webinar series. Free webinar hosted by CESSDA, will take place on May 21st:

10:00 “Meeting funders’ requirements archiving and data sharing“: this introductory webinar, organized by is intended for anyone who is involved in the collection of data and is considering making (some of) their data available in accordance with funders’ requirements.

14:30 “Finding and reusing data“: the introductory webinar organized by GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences will help guide those who want to learn about ways of finding and reusing research data.

In addition, the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) organizes a face-to-face workshop on “Legal and ethical issues regarding data collection from a researcher’s point of view” that will take place as a side-event during the ESRA conference in Zagreb, on 15 July 2019.

EVS General Assembly

The annual General Assembly of EVS took place in Ljubljana on 21-22 February 2019. The meeting has been organized in collaboration with the Slovenian Team of EVS at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

In addition to the Assembly of the Council, about 60 representatives from 26 countries provided feedback concerning the fieldwork in their country. Decisions made regarding the data processing have been reported and the workflow for the countries to be included in the 2nd pre-release has been discussed. The participants also planned joint dissemination activities related to EVS2017

4th ESS Conference

The University of Mannheim hosts the upcoming 4th ESS International Conference on 15-17 April 2019. On Monday 15 afternoon, Ruud Luijkx, Loek Halman and Vera Lomazzi chair the session  F1: “Bridging ESS and EVS to study social attitudes, norms and values in a troubled Europe”.

The session takes place at 2.30-4.10PM, room 204.

Cross-sectional surveys  in Europe such as the European Social Survey (ESS) and the European Values Study (EVS), support scholars aiming at studying human values in comparative perspective, both across countries and over time, by providing high quality data concerning several life domains. The ESS collects data through rotating modules every 2 years since 2002 in a varying number of countries (the maximum was 31 participating countries in 2008), while the EVS investigates the Europeans’ values since 1981 in more than 40 countries every 9 years (the maximum was 47 participating countries in 2008).

While keeping their different goals and identities, these two programmes provide measures to investigate common dimensions in the domains of social and institutional trust; political participation; life satisfaction and happiness; national identity; religiosity; attitudes towards immigration, gender roles, climate change, welfare, and others. Scholars often exploit this commonality to enlarge the coverage of their studies, for example combining the datasets to obtain a longer time-series or a larger number of countries.

The session proposes papers that adopt the combined use of ESS and EVS in the comparative study of values and studies investigating the potential bridging of EVS measures and ESS items from methodological perspective:

F1.1. Malnar, Brina: Informing cross-survey cooperation: Exploring patterns of academic usage in four general purpose surveys

F1.2. Lomazzi, Vera & Luijkx, Ruud: A first comparison of questions from the European Values Study and the core module of the European Social Survey

F1.3. Ortmanns, Verena & Schneider, Silke L.: Comparing the measurement of educational attainment in ESS and EVS

F1.4. Biolcati, Ferruccio & Molteni, Francesco: Using cumulative datasets to study religious change in Europe: a focus on ESS and EVS

F1.5. Matejková, Alexandra: Gender differences in the importance of work and family roles in Slovak Republic: Concepts about “ideal” family relationships in ESS and EVS comparison

More information on the ESS conference, including the preliminary program, can be found on the European Social Survey website.

MaSIR talk: Responsive mixed-mode and face-to-face surveys

During the next MaSIR talk, Pablo Christmann and Sascha Hähnel (German team of EVS) will be talking about “Responsive mixed-mode and face-to-face surveys: An experimental comparison in the context of the European Values Study”.

MaSIR (“Mannheim Survey Infrastructures Research Colloquium”) talks focus on survey methodological topics with a special focus (but not exclusively) on surveys. The meetings are supposed to focus on the discussion of results and ideas and participants are welcome to present preliminary results and work-in-progress.

Please find the details of the meeting below:

When: February 5th 2019, 14:15 – 15:45

Where: B6, 30-32, room 211, 2. Floor (Mannheim)

Organizers: Bernd Weiß (GESIS Panel); Annelies Blom (Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 “Political Economy of Reforms”); Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim)

4th SERISS training course

The 4th SERISS training course “Cross-national comparative research: Longitudinal analysis of panel data” will be held on 18-19 February 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The course will be instructed by:
Dr. Gundi Knies and Dr. Magda Borkowska from the University of Essex.

25 participants will be given a chance to attend the 4th SERISS training course “Cross-national comparative research: Longitudinal analysis of panel data« at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in February 2019.

There will be no tuition fees or accommodation costs for all participants, who will be selected from the applications received. Lunch will be provided on both days, and a group dinner will be held on the first evening. Participants will need to cover their travel costs, though there are a limited number of SERISS grants available to cover travel costs for participants whose financial constraints would prevent them from being able to attend.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018. The results of the selection will be known by 15th November 2018.

For more info and application, please visit:
https://seriss.eu/2018/10/longitudinal-analysis-of-panel-data-training-course-announced/

EVS sessions at ESRA – Call for Abstract

The call for abstract for ESRA 2019 is open. Members of EVS organize several sessions:

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Using the European Values Study (1981-2017) for the comparative study of value change: substantive insights and methodological challengesRuud Luijkx, Vera Lomazzi

Making long web surveys feasible: Matrix design and multiple imputation in cross-cultural surveysMichael Ochsner, Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir, Tobias Gummer

Gender equality in comparative perspectiveNatalia Soboleva, Vera Lomazzi, Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea

In addition, Alexandre Pollien (FORS, Switzerland EVS Team) with Jessica Herzing organize the session Designing questionnaires – the role of question order on measurement; and Michael Braun (member of the Methodology Group of EVS), together with Katharina Meitinger, Dorothée Behr, Lars Kaczmirek, coordinate the session Web Probing

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the session of your choice via the ESRA conference management system by 18th November 2018. Here more information.

Loyalty and Protest in Czech and Slovak (Central European) Societies from Value Research Perspectives

The Institute for Sociology Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Office for Population Studies FSS Masaryk University organize with partners an international conference in Bratislava.

The conference aims to contribute to the understanding/clarification of several issues relating to stability and changes in values of the inhabitants of Central Europe and especially of the Czech and Slovak Republics in the last
three decades.

The conference registration is open until September 30, 2018.

The official invitation is available here.

Conducting probability based mixed-mode surveys

Experimental evidence from the European Values Study

The ESS survey methods seminar series organised with City, University of London and NatCen Social Research returns to Londonon Thursday 6 September. Pablo Christmann (member of the German Team of EVS) will focus on conducting probability based mixed-mode surveys using experimental evidence from EVS2017.

Click here for more information and to sign up for the event.

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