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The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. Participating countries include a common module of survey questions in their post-election studies. The resulting data are deposited along with voting, demographic, district and macro variables. The studies are then merged into a single, free, public dataset for use in comparative study and cross-level analysis.
European Election Studies (EES)
ESDS International provides access to, and support for, a range of international datasets - both macro and micro sources. The service aims to promote and facilitate increased and more effective use of international datasets in research, learning and teaching across a range of disciplines.
The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. Now in its second round, the survey covers over 20 nations and employs the most rigorous methodologies. It is funded via the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme, with supplementary funds from the European Science Foundation which also sponsored the development of the study over a number of years.
The project is directed by a Central Co-ordinating Team led by Roger Jowell at the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University. The five other partners are -
Bjorn Henrichsen at NSD Norway
Ineke Stoop at SCP Netherlands
Willem Saris at the University of Amsterdam
Jaak Billiet at the University of Leuven
Peter Mohler at ZUMA Germany
European Values Study
Freedom House Country Ratings
EuReporting is a European-wide project with the long-term objective to create a science-based European System of Social Reporting and Welfare Measurement. It is financed by the European Commission in the framework of the TSER-Programme for a three years period starting in March 1998. Research will focus on three different subprojects as steps towards the overall long-term objective:
(1) Subproject "European System of Social Indicators" (EUSI)
directed by Dr. Heinz-Herbert Noll, ZUMA, Social Indicators Department, Mannheim:
Development of a science-based European system of social indicators
(2) Subproject "Stocktaking of Comparative Databases in Survey Research"
directed by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Richter, Paul Lazarsfeld-Society for Social Research (PLG) and University of Vienna, Institute for Sociology, Vienna:
Development of an information base on the subject matters, comparability, and accessibility of survey data relevant to social reporting
(3) Subproject "Access to Comparative Official Microdata"
directed by Prof. Dr. Peter Flora and Franz Kraus, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Mannheim:
Development of an information base on the subject matters, comparability, and accessibility of official micro data relevant to social reporting
The EuReporting-project is carried through in collaboration with researchers from 13 European countries. The coordinator of the project is Dr. Heinz-Herbert Noll, ZUMA, Social Indicators Department, Mannheim
Central Archive for Empirical Social Research, University Cologne
The Central Archive archives primary material (data, questionnaires, code plans) and results of empirical studies in order to prepare them for secondary analyses and to make them available to the interested public. The range of the ZA encompasses all technical areas in which procedures of empirical and historical social research are used.
The Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim offers consultation services on the setting up, conducting and analyzing of social science studies for those working in social research. The center conducts its own research, facilitates access to official data and monitors social developments in specific areas using a system of social indicators. In addition, ZUMA carries out research with the aim of improving the methodological and technical basis of social science research.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.
IDEA-International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Lithuanian Humanities and Social Science Data Archive
World Values Survey
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