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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

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


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.

International Conference on Policies for Happiness and Health

The deadline for submitting papers to the “International Conference on Policies for Happiness and Health” has been extended to the 6th of February 2018.

The list of keynote speakers include:

  • Jolanda Jetten, University of Queensland, Psychologist
  • Mariano Rojas, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Economist
  • Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Sociologist and Economist

For more information, please, visit:

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Third SERISS training course on Measurement quality and correction for measurement error

SERISS announced a new training aimed at Doctoral Candidates at all stages, Postdoctorates from Humanities and Social Sciences and quantitative research practitioners

The course will outline the issues related to measurement error in survey research and the subsequent consequences for the results of the research.

The third SERISS training course will take place at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia on 26-27 February 2018. The training session will be delivered by Diana Zavala-Rojas and Wiebke Weber of the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

There are no tuition fees. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 December 2017. The results of the selection will be known by 15 December 2017.

For more information, consult the SERISS webpage.

EVS at ESRA Conference

The European Values Study will be at  the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, in Lisbon. Ruud Luijkx and Loek Halman present the development of the research program since 1981 to 2017 during the session “Overview of Open Access European Survey Data“.

Many members of EVS coordinate sessions or present their works, and several scholars are going to present papers based on EVS data. In particular we enlighten the sessions “The Study of Value Change using European Values Surveys” that will take place on Wednesday 19  (Room F2 109) with the following presentations:

9.00-10.30 First session (see the details here)

  1. Examining National Pride across Time and Countries, 1995-2013 – Dr Tom W Smith (NORC at the University of Chicago)
  2. Work values and job preferences in Europe: gender aspect –  Ms Natalia Soboleva (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
  3. Modernisation, Culture, and Moral Change in Europe: From Universalism to Contextualism –  Professor Hermann Dülmer (University of Cologne)

11.00 – 12.30 Second session (see details here)

  1. The Measurement Instruments of Japanese Religiosity from a Comparative Perspective: Data Analysis of the WVS 6th Wave – Professor Kazufumi Manabe (Aoyama Gakuin University)
  2. Dynamics of Social Change using Comparative Survey Data – a Polish Example – Professor Jerzy Bartkowski (Warsaw University)

See  also the full program of the conference.

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