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Contextual

and

event data

Ineke Stoop

and

Jurjen Iedema

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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European Social Survey

  • Cross-national

  • Longitudinal

  • Changing values and opinions in a changing Europe

  • Collect information on national socio-demographics and socio-economics

  • Collect information on national systems

    • Electoral, education, health care, social security

  • Collect information on events

    • Influence fieldwork (extreme weather, privacy scandals, war)

    • Influence opinions

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Contextual data

  • Difficult to collect

  • Difficult to update

  • Subset of socio-demographics at NSD

  • List of websites with contextual data

    • Coverage

    • Accessibility (costs, ease of use)

    • Updates

    • Reliability

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Country data websites

  • General

    • EUROSTAT

    • OECD

    • UN/ECE

    • Country reports

  • Regional

    • EUROCITIES

    • Urban audit: assessing the quality of life of Europe’s cities

  • Politics

    • Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

    • Election Resources on the Internet: Europe

  • Education

    • UNESCO

    • International Bureau of Education

    • Eurybase: the information database on education systems

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Existing websites with country data

  • Health

    • European observatory on health care systems

    • WHO

  • Social and economic issues

    • ILO

    • Worldbank

    • IMF

    • European industrial relations observatory

    • European Observatory on the social situation, demography and family

    • MISSOC, MISSCEEC: Information system on Social Protection in Europe

  • Culture

    • Compendium: Cultural Policies in Europe

    • UNESCO statistics

  • Education

    • UNESCO

    • International Bureau of Education

    • Eurybase: the information database on education systems

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Collect events

  • International press agencies?

    • National impact

  • National press agencies?

    • Language/impact

  • National ESS coordinators

    • Major events

    • Headlines several days

    • Related to ESS questionnaire

    • Guidelines for reporting, to minimize individual differences

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Event reporting

  • During fieldwork monthly reports on

    • Major national events that attract wide and long-lasting attention nationally and even in other countries

    • Major national events that make front page news for several subsequent days and give rise to widespread public discussion and/or to a substantive increase in media use

    • Elections, major issues under discussion, possible changes in the political landscape.

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Guidelines: format

  • Name, keywords

  • Short description

  • Assessment of scope, impact (how much attention did it get in the press, how many persons are involved)

  • Names of relevant newspapers, dates of front page news, headlines

  • If possible, when did it start and when did it end?

  • Additional information (how could this affect the fieldwork?)

  • Assign the event to one or more categories

    International conflicts/Elections, plebiscite/Resignation, appointment, dismissal of politically significant person/Fall of cabinet, organization, reshuffle of new govern-ment/Organization of opposition party/ Significant change of laws/Strikes, demon-strations, riots/Events involving ethnic minorities, asylum seekers/Events concerning the national economy, labour market/Political, financial, economic scandal/National events (royal weddings, sports championships)/ Disasters (crashing financial markets, explosions, outbreaks foot and mouth/mad cow disease, extreme weather conditions)

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Problems in collecting

  • Monthly reporting: ‘long’ events, recurrent events

  • What is an event: Iraq crisis?

    • Sub-events

    • National ‘Iraq’-events

      • German elections

      • Stepping down Labour cabinet members in UK

      • Aznar, Bush, Blair meeting

      • Dutch government formation

      • Polish batallion

      • Protests and rallies

  • Multiple categories

  • What if events happen in between fieldwork periods?

  • Quality newspapers or gutter press (cross-national differences)

  • Large individual differences in reporting

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Use event data

  • Avoid fishing expedition in explaining survey results:

    • Recorded before survey data available: this is what NCs considered important at the time

    • Complete European picture: get back and collect information in every country that at least some countries considered important in selecting events

  • Happy countries are all alike; every unhappy country is unhappy in its own way

    • Are countries with few events similarly quiet or are there individual differences in event reporting?

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Analyzing events

  • Keywords provided by reporters

  • Categories

    • According to guidelines

    • Assign afterwards (specific instead of generic: David Kelly – political scandal)

  • Word count

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Word count October 2002

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Events October 2002

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Events October 2002

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Events October 2002

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Attitudes and events

  • Did attitudes change over time?

    • Different fieldwork period participants

    • Differences early and late respondents

  • Is there a direct relationship between events and answers to the questionnaire?

    ESS-question fairly general

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Attention politics/share media use

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Attention politics/share media use

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Trust parliament and EP

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Trust UN and EP

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Trust national governmentsept. 2002 – march 2003

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Trust politicianssept. 2002 – march 2003

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Trust EU governmentsept. 2002 – march 2003

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Trust UNsept. 2002 – march 2003

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Attitude immigrationsept. 2002 – march 2003

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Events and attitudes

  • Relationship not obvious

    • No general pattern response process and attitudes (late respondents more cynical?)

    • No similar pattern countries over time

  • Because

    • More general attitudes than opinion poll?

    • Complicated relationship between sample composition over time and attitudes?

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Adaptions round 2

  • Collect and report on information on international events centrally; national impact or offspring of international events locally

  • Weekly reports instead of monthly

  • No links

  • Base reports on at least one quality newspaper and one popular newspaper

  • Future addition: ask respondents about important (inter)national events

  • Feasibility test: automated selection and coding of events, using special dictionaries

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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Event database

  • Even without a direct relationship with attitudes and despite the individual differences, the event database gives a fascinating overview of what occupied Europe and the participating countries during the ESS fieldwork

The European Social Survey: the potential for research and teaching. Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 October 2003


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