EVS in the SERISS Project

The European Values Study is part of the SERISS project (Synergies for Europe’s Research Infra-structures in the Social Sciences). SERISS is a four-year project (2016-2019) that aims to strengthen and harmonize social science research across Europe and involves the participation of five other research infra-structures (ESS-ERIC (Coord.), SHARE-ERIC, CESSDA, GGP and Wageindicator Survey).

As part of the SERISS project, EVS is involved in the development of research infrastructure for large-scale surveys. One component with higher potential impact for the current data collection of EVS 2017 resides in developing web panel design using probability samples. This component helps in improving the web surveys’ methodology by combining the advantages provided by the data collection via web surveys with higher quality standards already established for other modes of data collection.

The explicit objectives of the project are:

  • To evaluate the feasibility of establishing the first cross-national probability-based web panel using the achieved sample from existing cross-sectional surveys;
  • To foreground a methodology for building new and efficient web-based survey infrastructures for Europe based on state of the art procedures and technology;
  • To develop a blueprint for a comparative probability-based web survey.

All the deliverables from the SERISS project can be downloaded here.