540 Works

Leitfaden zur Erstellung einer Leistungsbeschreibung für die Ausschreibung von Interviewer-administrierten Befragungen

Jette Schröder, Michael Blohm, Bella Struminskaya, Klaus Pforr, Henning Silber & Michael Bosnjak
GESIS Survey Guidelines

Sampling in Practice

Sabine Häder
GESIS Survey Guidelines

Rezension: Habe das Theater immer geliebt – wie fast alle geistigen Deutschen

Dagmar Saval

Daten: Mediendebatten über soziale Ungleichheit, Armut und soziale Gerechtigkeit seit 1946 und wie sie mit Einkommensungleichheit zusammenhängen

Martin Schröder & Florian Vietze
Eine Beschreibung des Datensatzes findet sich im Online-Anhang des Artikels unter: http://www.zfs-online.org/index.php/zfs/article/view/3197/2734

Rezension: Choreografischer Baukasten: Das Buc

Ina Riedel

Comparing Vocabulary Term Recommendations using Association Rules and Learning To Rank: A User Study

Johann Schaible, Pedro Szekely & Ansgar Scherp
The user-study evaluates a vocabulary term recommendation service that is based on how other data providers have used RDF classes and properties in the Linked Open Data cloud. The study compares the machine learning technique Learning to Rank (L2R), the classical data mining approach Association Rule mining (AR), and a baseline that does not provide any recommendations. This data collection comprises the raw results of this user-study in SPSS format.

Deutsche Version der Positive and Negative Affect Schedule PANAS (GESIS Panel)

B. Breyer & M. Bluemke
Die Deutsche Version der Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) wurde aus dem weit verbreiteten englischsprachigen Instrument zur Erfassung der emotionalen Befindlichkeit PANAS von Watson, Clark und Tellegen (1988) adaptiert. Der Fragebogen besteht aus 20 Adjektiven, die unterschiedliche Empfindungen und Gefühle beschreiben. Jeweils 10 Adjektive erfassen die Dimensionen Positiver Affekt und Negativer Affekt. Die Skala kann für unterschiedliche Untersuchungsziele eingesetzt werden. Je nach Instruktion können sowohl aktuelle, zeitlich begrenzte Affekte als auch überdauernde, habituelle Affektivitätsmerkmale...

Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries

Wolfgang Keck, Ulrich Kohler, Ricarda Nauenburg, &
Harmonized data file as the basis for comparative analysis of quality of life in the Candidate Countries and the European Union member states, based on seven different data sets, one Eurobarometer survey covering 13 Candidate Countries with an identical set of variables conducted in April 2002, the other six Standard Eurobarometer of different subjects and fielded in different years, each with another set of questions identical with the CC Eurobarometer. Selected aggregate indicators of quality...

Rezension: Arthur C. Danto und das Phantasma vom ›Ende der Kunst‹

Markus Oliver Spitz

Teaching Self-Control. Road Safety and Traffic Education in Postwar Germany

Kai Nowak
In the 1950s, the Federal Republic of Germany had to cope with a situation referred to at the time as “Verkehrskrise” (traffic crisis). In a relatively short time span, the number of cars on German roads had increased rapidly, as well as the number of accidents and fatalities. Correspondingly, efforts in traffic education were heavily intensified. By examining public campaigns and expert discourse, the article explores how the notion of self-control gained more and more...

Freedom versus Security. Debates on Social Risks in Western Germany in the 1950s

Meike Haunschild
The article outlines the debate on the expansion of the welfare state in Western Germany during the 1950s. This debate does not only provide important insights into the self-perception of Western German society. It can also be read as a risk debate, because the contemporaries were aware of the ambivalent effects of the preventive measures against poverty: While especially social democrats emphasised the stabilising effect of the fight against poverty on democracy, politicians from economic-liberal...

“Cut Holes and Sink ‘em”: Chemical Weapons Disposal and Cold War History as a History of Risk

Simone M. Müller
Using the incident of the scuttling of the USS Le Baron Russell Briggs, loaded with roughly 22,000 tons of outdated chemical weapons in 1970, this contribution extrapolates how, why, and when in the United States chemical weapons that had been produced as the ultimate answer to the risk of nuclear war became reframed as a risk themselves. The analysis settles on how questions of knowing and not-knowing about potentialities of future events influenced these re-negotiation...

Conceptions of democracy and preferences over democratic procedures

T. Lenzner, W. Otto, F. Adams, K. Disch, C. Neuert & N. Menold
Das Forschungsprojekt „Conceptions of democracy and preferences over democratic procedures“ untersucht Demokratiekonzeptionen in der deutschen Bevölkerung sowie die Determinanten von Präferenzen über Entscheidungsverfahren in der Demokratie. Drei mögliche Bestimmungsfaktoren werden untersucht: normative Demokratiekonzeptionen, Verteilungsinteressen und Persönlichkeitsmerkmale. Als empirische Grundlage zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen sollen einige Items im ersten Halbjahr 2015 in einer Welle des GESIS Panel mitlaufen. Zur Vorbereitung dieser Befragung sollen insgesamt 12 dieser Items unter methodischen und fragebogentechnischen Aspekten einem kognitiven Online-Pretest unterzogen...

wb-Personalmonitor

T. Lenzner, C. Neuert, W. Otto & F. Best
Das Projekt „wb-Personalmonitor“ ist ein Kooperationsprojekt zwischen dem Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), dem Deutschen Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE) und der Universität Duisburg- Essen (Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik und berufliche Aus- und Weiterbildung, Prof. Dr. Dobischat). Das Ziel des Projekts ist es, eine Repräsentativerhebung zum Personal der Weiterbildung durchzuführen und zu prüfen, inwieweit sich diese langfristig an den „wbmonitor“ angegliedert verstetigen lässt. Im Mittelpunkt steht hierbei die Erhebung relevanter Informationen und Daten über die Qualität der Arbeits-...

Alain Desrosières and the Parisian Flock. Social Studies of Quantification in France since the 1970s

Emmanuel Didier
Alain Desrosières has played a central role in the French intellectual scene from the 1980s to today for his theories of quantification. In this article, I trace his career and that of his contemporary Parisian scene in three steps: first, the period when he was associated to Pierre Bourdieu; second, the one when he became part of what we propose to call a flock of scholars all working on the qualification of reality; and finally,...

Risky Calculations: Financial Mathematics and Securitization since the 1970s

Martin Lengwiler
The article investigates the history of securitization in order to analyze more general transformations in the social and political approaches towards various types of credit risks. The history of securitization reveals a long-term shift in the conventions addressed when dealing with risks. Socio-political conventions were gradually replaced by financialized, market-oriented conventions in which investors would take responsibilities and replace other actors, like the state or private corporations, which were previously involved. The first part of...

From Statistical Categorizations to Ordinary Categor-izations of Social Space: History and Legacy of an Original Study Based on a Card Game

Etienne Penissat, Cécile Brousse, Jérôme Deauvieau, Julien Chevillard, Emmanuelle Barozet & Oscar Mac-Clure
This article puts the sociology of quantification invented and promoted by Alain Desrosières into perspective regarding a fruitful but rarely addressed approach in this research stream: the relationships that are built between official (or scholar) classifications and ordinary categorizations of the social space. In order to achieve this, the article first sheds light on the history of an innovative study designed by Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot, a study which aimed to put ordinary people...

Quantification and Objectivity. From Statistical Conventions to Social Conventions

Robert Salais
Standard quantification processes and most often their analysis are derived from statistics’ technique and approach. Social conventions are at the core of daily life, practical knowledge and coordination between people; statistical conventions are at the heart of cognitive activities developed by statisticians. What does quantification mean when addressed from the wider point of view of social conventions? This article analyzes the differences between social and statistical conventions. It enlarges the concept of objectivity in having...

Review: Studies in Musical Theatre 9/2

Francesca Greatorex

CAMCES - Computer-assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys

T. Lenzner, C. Neuert, W. Otto, U. Landrock, F. Adams, K. Disch, S. Gebhardt & N. Menold
Zur Erfassung von Bildungsabschlüssen wurde eine Software mit zwei Antwortformaten (Interfaces) entwickelt, mit Hilfe derer Bildungsabschlüsse durch Einbindung einer Datenbank erfasst werden: die Combo-Box und der Search-Tree. Zentraler Zweck des CAMCES-Tools ist die detaillierte Erfassung des höchsten Bildungsabschlusses des Befragten. Ziele der kognitiven Interviews sind die Untersuchung
1. der Funktionalität des Fragenmoduls und des entwickelten Tools und
2. die kognitiven Prozesse, die beim Beantworten der Fragen stattfinden.
Drei Dimensionen sind dabei von...

Daten: Feldexperimentelle Daten zum Einfluss der Wahl alter Sprachen auf die beruflichen Einstiegschancen

Tim Sawert
Der Datensatz enthält die Ergebnisse eines in 2014 in Deutschland durchgeführten Feldexperiments. Ziel des Experiments war es, den Einfluss der schulischen Fremdsprachenwahl, im Besonderen der Wahl alter Sprachen (Latein, Altgriechisch) auf die beruflichen Einstiegschancen zu erfassen. Hierzu wurden Bewerbungen mit unterschiedlichem Fremdsprachenprofil auf Stellenausschreibungen versandt und die Rücklaufquote erfasst.

Task Collections

Dirk Lewandowski, Christiane Behnert, Kim Plassmeier & Timo Borst
Within the research project LibRank we evaluated a sample of factors for relevance ranking in library information systems by using a test system with EconBiz data. EconBiz is an academic search portal for economics by the German National Library of Economics (ZBW - Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibnitz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft). We applied standard procedures in Information Retrieval evaluation by using human relevance assessments. The research data were obtained in three evaluation runs and are published in 3...

Prior Exposure to Instructional Manipulation Checks does not Attenuate Survey Context Effects Driven by Satisficing or Gricean Norms

David J. Hauser, Aashna Sunderrajan, Madhuri Natarajan & Norbert Schwarz
Instructional manipulation checks (IMCs) are frequently included in unsupervised online surveys and experiments to assess whether participants pay close attention to the questions. However, IMCs are more than mere measures of attention – they also change how participants approach subsequent tasks, increasing attention and systematic reasoning. We test whether these previously documented changes in information processing moderate the emergence of response effects in surveys by presenting an IMC either before or after questions known to...

Gender of Interviewer Effects in a Multi-topic Centralized CATI Panel Survey

Oliver Lipps & Georg Lutz
This paper is motivated by two recent articles which show that numerous studies which analyzed gender of interviewer effects did not take interviewer nonresponse selection effects into account. For example, interviewers may be more successful at recruiting respondents with characteristics similar to themselves and who give answers that are similar to their own, and this may result in spurious gender of interviewer effects. Our research is novel because it uses data from a large panel...

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