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Call for submissions

Survey Methods: Insights from the Field launched the Call for Submission for the special issue on ” “Advancements in Online and Mobile Survey Methods”, sponsored by German Society for Online Research (DGOF).

Guest editors: Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University and DGOF) & Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim and DGOF).

This special issue invites research articles of about 4,000 words. Topics on the advancement of the methodology of online and mobile surveys include, but are not limited to:

  • Coverage, sampling, nonresponse, measurement, adjustment, and weighting in online and mobile web surveys
  • Online panel quality and panel research
  • Survey design and survey gamification
  • Comparing online and mobile web surveys to traditional approaches (face to face, telephone, paper)
  • Use of paradata and passive measurement, including but not limited to, the research on consent and privacy
  • Combining self-reports from online and mobile surveys with data from other sources (e.g., passive mobile data collection through apps and sensors, social media data, administrative records)
  • Emergent forms of data collection, including chat-bots and survey messengers, voice recordings, photo and video upload, and others

Submissions to the special issue are welcome until 15 January 2020. The special issue will be published in October/November, 2020.

Read the full call for detailed information on submission and timeline.

EVS Workshop in Tbilisi

On 10-11 October GORBI hosted the First International workshop of EVS2017 in Tbilisi.

Selected authors gave presentations enlightening the potentialities of EVS2017 for substantive and methodological research making use of the pre-released data. Most of the presentations and videos are now available (page is constantly updated).

David Voas, Christian Welzel and Bart Meuleman enriched the workshop with their keynote contributions.

Are adult children owed to help their parents?

The Romanian Group for the Study of Social Values recently posted on its YouTube channel a podcast by Bogdan Voicu about the relationship of adult children – parents. The podcast is in Romanian but English subtitles are available.

Placing the discussion in the context of the so-called gratitude law initiative, Romanians’ views on helping parents are presented, using data collected during EVS 2018. The proposal was withdrawn, but the mere appearance of the initiative shows how relevant it is to discuss the topic in the Romanian space. EVS 2018 data brings information in this regard.

Almost 100 Romanian MPs initiated in early summer 2019 a law that was supposed to force adult children to take care of their parents. The law remained a simple unfollowed project. However, its mere existence makes the debate useful. The Romanian team of EVS contributes to the discussion, by providing basic information resulting from EVS 2018.

EVS members in Tilburg achieve awards and grants for EVS

Tim Reeskens, Inge Sieben and Ruud Luijkx received prestigious awards and grants, all related to European Values Study

Tim Reeskens was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in Identities and Cohesion in a Changing European Union. The aim of this Chair is to integrate the most recent (2017) wave of the European Values Study (EVS) in core teaching activities, research outcomes, and interaction with policy practitioners and civil society agents, contributing to the teaching philosophy and more broader the mission of Tilburg University, namely ‘Understanding Society’.

Inge Sieben was awarded a KA2 Erasmus+ grant of more than €400k for the project ‘European Values in Education‘. Together with partners from Fontys University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands), KU Leuven (Belgium), EUROGEO (Belgium), Matei Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) en Ege Universitesi Izmir (Turkey), she will develop new teaching materials for secondary schools in Europe based on data from the European Values Study. The website www.atlasofeuropeanvalues.eu will be updated with data from the latest wave, interactive charts and maps, and teaching materials.

Ruud Luijkx was successful as a partner in the awarded €4.9m Horizon 2020 grant under the ‘Infradev’ call ESS-SUSTAIN-2. Together with the European Social Survey and other data infrastructures, the European Values Study works to help ensure the long-term sustainability of these infrastructures, to reduce costs, improve methodology and increase the analytical power of the data collected.

Errata in EVS 2017 v2

ERRATUM in EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500_v2-0.0.sav):

In Azerbaijan and Georgia the variable v197 “important: to share European culture (Q54D)” erroneously contains the data of v196 “important: to be a Christian (Q54C)”. This error leads to a perfect correlation between these variables in both countries.

Correct data for v197 has been reconstructed from the original datasets provided by the national team of Georgia (also in charge of the data preparation for Azerbaijan). Correct data and the syntax to merge it with the IDS will be provided by GESIS Data Archive after request. Please contact  evsservice@gesis.org. The Link to the Errata in DBK is: https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/SDesc2.asp?ll=10&notabs=&af=&nf=1&search=&search2=&db=E&no=7500

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.

Call for experts – “Science of values and identity in the political process”

The Joint Research Centre (JDR) wants to improve the understanding of the values held by European citizens and political parties and opens the Call for Experts – “Science of values and identity in the political process

The JRC seeks to work with experts from across the globe to provide a state-of-the-science report on the Science of values and identity in the political process.

This study should lead to the development of a practical analytical framework for policymakers to support their political choices by:

  • clarifying the values behind each policy issue and
  • informing the values trade-off process involved.

Scholars can apply either as:

  • Contributing Author of the report
  • Steering Committee member

For further information about the application, requirements and procedure of application, please read the full call here.

The deadline for submission is September 10th, 2019.

Are educational values changed?

A recent article published in Berlingske reports results of EVS carried out in Denmark. Parents are calling for firmer frameworks and greater respect for authorities Over the past 30 years, there has been a marked slump in the Danes’ educational values. Today, according to the results of EVS, most Danes want children to have greater respect for authorities and a stronger framework in their upbringing. These look as important conditions for children to succeed. The article refers to the chapter by Karen Margrethe Dahl included in “Usikker modernitet – Danskernes værdier fra 1981 til 2017” (Uncertainty Modernity).

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