Advances in Cross-National Comparison: A European Working by Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf

By Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf

The booklet includes 5 components and a concluding bankruptcy. half 1 covers common difficulties and provides options for the harmonisation of knowledge from diverse nationwide and/or cultural contexts. within the moment half EUROSTAT and ESOMAR current their proven common tools. established tools every one masking one variable (i.e. profession, schooling) are awarded within the 3rd half. The fourth half back contains prompt instruments for the harmonisation of unmarried variables for which standardised tools aren't but to be had (i.e. age, faith, ethnicity, loved ones, family members, income). The final half provides chosen empirical analyses demonstrating the use and fruitfulness of tools offered before.

This publication is principally written for 2 teams. First, researchers and practitioners thinking about comparative learn in Europe. moment, researchers operating with facts of the statistical workplaces of ecu nations and knowledge from associations of the ecu Union.

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Were that to happen, and if the true values in both countries were portrayed exactly, there would be no adequation problem. Distortions are subsumed at (2) which emerge from discrepancies between the national and the international concepts. Such discrepancies can arise , for instance, if a survey serves not only the purposes of international comparison, but at the same time is to satisfy national data requirements, something which is frequently the case . Finally, the differences combined at (3) emerge from unavoidable measurement errors in the implementation of the countries' separate national concepts.

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Also, there is no way to make sure that every country will run every module in time and some countries might even drop out again - if, for example, financ ial difficulties arise . The fact that most of the participating groups add the ISSP as a drop-off to their ongoing national surveys helps reducing the costs of membership and is, at least in some cases , a prerequisite for participation. However, as most of these national surveys are older than the ISSP, they often have national traditions which are, partly for good reason , qu ite resistant to change.

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