Data and Documentation - Survey 2008

Data access

Free of charge data and documentation download is provided by the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences in Cologne. For information on how to download EVS data, see Where to get the data.

Documentation related to the Integrated Dataset EVS 2008

Study description: gives information on the data, including notes about Version History & Errata.
Guidelines and Recommendations: includes the standards and recommendations designed by the EVS advisory groups for all EVS member countries.
Method Report: gives summarized information on the Integrated Dataset with country-specific information on the origin of the national datasets, based on the methodological questionnaires submitted by all EVS member countries.
Variable Report: combines variable descriptions of the Integrated Dataset with question texts of the English Master Questionnaire and Show cards.
Master questionnaire: EVS questionnaire including Show cards.
Compare question texts in EVS 2008: gives information on translation procedure, peculiarities and problems.

Documentation related to the national datasets of EVS 2008

Participating countries and country-information: Field questionnaires and additional information on data collection period and sample size are provided. For an overview of all participating countries, click here.

Online study information about EVS 2008

Online study description of EVS 2008 provides information on the origin and outcomes of the national surveys.
Method report retrieval of EVS 2008 allows for full-text searches in EVS guidelines and method reports of both integrated and national datasets.

Online variable information for all EVS waves 1981-2008

Online variable overview allows for comparisons of trend variables of all EVS waves. In addition, comparisons of original question texts across the waves 1999/2000 and 2008 are supported.
Question text retrieval allows for full-text searches in the English Master Questionnaire and in variable reports (partly bilingual) of both integrated and national datasets.



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