European Values Study workshop and General Assembly
EVS Conference in Italy, 12th – 13th November 2015
The first Italian Conference of the European Values Study Italy and Europe: Values, generations and territory from eighties to nowadays will be held at Università degli Studi di Trento between 12th – 13th November 2015 Keynote Speakers: David Voas (University of Essex, Chair of the Theory Group of EVS), Bart Meuleman (KU Leuven), Malcolm Fairbrother (University of Bristol), Rovati Giancarlo (Catholic University of Milan), Loredana Sciolla (University of Turin). Specially dedicated to Italian scholars but opened internationally. If you would like to present your work based on EVS data please send an abstract of 400 words by September 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more here.
Vienna October 30th 2015
European Values Study organizes together with Faculty of Catholic Theology - University of Vienna a workshop to discuss the methodological challenges raised by the next wave of EVS and the yearly General Assembly. All national program directors of EVS are warmly invited.
European Values Study at European Survey Research Association Conference in 2015
Convenor: Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University)
The European Values Study (EVS) is a unique research project into Europe’s basic values. First, it spans a period of almost 30 years with surveys in 1981, 1990, 1999, and 2008. Second, EVS has an extensive geographical coverage. In Europe, the survey has gradually been expanded from mostly Western European countries in 1981 to the whole of Europe in 2008. Third, even though several items have been changed in the consecutive waves, EVS still includes an impressive number of unchanged questions. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the questionnaires pertain to a very broad spectrum of life domains: family and marriage, economics, work, leisure, politics, religion, morality. This allows to introduce domain-specific and overarching concepts and to examine the relationships between basic values and attitudes in different fields. Such a rich data source also offers a unique chance for substantive and methodological investigations. We are particularly interested in papers which make use of the comparative potential of EVS from a methodological and a substantive perspective. To give a few examples: Do the measurement instruments that have been used in EVS guarantee comparability across time and space? How accessible is this huge data base? What are the basic empirical findings on long-term change and what are the main cross national differences? How are the specific domain values related to each other and to the overarching concepts? How does one carry out such analyses? What are the main problems? However, other empirical and methodological topics are possible too. Researchers are invited to submit paper proposals for this session on EVS.
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