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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”.

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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4th ESS International conference

Bridging ESS and EVS to study social attitudes, norms, and values in a troubled Europe

The will take place in Mannheim, Germany, on 15-17 April 2019. The organizers announced the call for paper.

Ruud Luijkx, Vera Lomazzi, and Loek Halman propose the session F1 Bridging ESS and EVS to study social attitudes, norms and values in a troubled Europe.

In your submission, please indicate the session ID number to which your paper fits best (the ESS-EVS session is F1).

For your paper to be considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words (plus 3-5 keywords) via email by 15 September 2018. After the review process (no later than 30 November 2018), you will be informed about the decision regarding your paper. For more Information about the conference, please email essconference2019@gesis.org.

EVS at WAPOR conference

EVS participated in the 71° WAPOR Conference in Marrakech (27-30 June 2018) with a panel,  chaired by Vera Lomazzi and Ruud Luijkx, aimed at illustrating the most recent methodological innovations employed in EVS2017 together with some first substantive results from the most recent collected data. The panel proposed four presentations:

The European Values Study from 1981 to 2026: Methodological Developments
Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University), Vera Lomazzi (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Using Web Probing to Elucidate Respondents’ Understanding of “Minorities“ in Cross-Cultural Comparative Research
Michael Braun, Dorothée Behr, Katharina Meitinger, Klara Raiber (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Questions in context: location and order effects in the measurement of values
Alexandre Pollien, Michèle Ernst Stähli, Michael Ochsner, Patricia Milbert (FORS)

A Growing Educational Divide? Evidence from the Netherlands from 5 EVS Waves
Tim Reeskens, Inge Sieben, Loek Halman (Tilburg University)

Other members of EVS participated in different panels: Pablo Christmann from the German EVS team gave a presentation “How people evaluate democracy: An assessment of the effects of economic performance and quality of democracy on satisfaction with democracy; and Ziva Broder, Simona Zavratnik, Rebeka Falle Zorman from the Slovenian EVS team gave the presentation “Public opinion and migration: the case study from Slovenian perspective

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5th International Conference of the Romanian Sociologists Society: Sections on social values

The call for papers for the 5th International Conference of the Romanian Sociologists Society includes two relevant sessions for the study of values and value change. They are both organized by EVS national partners: Bogdan Voicu (NPD of Romania) and Beatrice Chromková Manea (member of the Czech Team):

  • Trends in societal change. New data from European Values Study and World Values Survey,  Prof. Bogdan Voicu, Research Institute for Quality of Life & Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Value change, solidarity and identity issues in a changing world,  Dr. Beatrice Chromková Manea, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Read the full call here.
Proposals can be submitted by May 15th.

The conference “Living in a liquid Society” offers a broader program which includes as keynote speakers Prof. Herman Dülmer, Prof. Bogdan Voicu, Prof. David Voas, and Prof. Cosima  Rughinis.

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