Workshop on Challenges in the Organisation of International Comparative Social Surveys

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Academy of Sciences, Národní 3, Prague

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The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts involved in the organization of comparative social science research programmes, practitioners from data collection agencies, and comparative data analysts. The presentations and discussions at this workshop will address a broad range of issues including the implementation of harmonised methodologies under country specific conditions, the construction of comparable survey instruments, data harmonisation and comparability, and organisational issues related to international research programmes.

The public domain databases that hold information from the major longitudinal comparative survey programmes in social sciences such as the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), the European Social Survey (ESS), and the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) are key resources for empirical social research in Europe. The Czech Republic participates in all above mentioned international research programmes, in addition to several others, where the resulting data have been used in many Czech-based social science publications. The fielding of international comparative surveys entails adhering to a set of common standards. In this respect, not only must there be standardised survey instruments, there must also be a harmonisation of the entire design and implementation of the fieldwork within a common international survey design. Consequently, international collaborative networks influence both the focus and methodology of Czech social science research.

The language of the workshop is English.

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Event is free of charge but is only for registered participants. Please note that the number of attendees is limited, and therefore the principle of first come - first served will be applied.

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Organiser       

Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
The organisation of the workshop is supported from European Structural and Investments Funds, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, project reg. No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001796.

Preliminary Programme

 8:30 -  8:50

Registration and coffee

 8:50 -   9:00

Welcome and introduction
Jindřich Krejčí (Institute of Sociology CAS, Prague)

 9:00 - 10:30

Harmonization of Data in the SHARE-ERIC
Radim Boháček (CERGE-EI, Prague)

Socioeconomic classifications in media research - comparison of the Czech Republic vs. other European countries
Tomáš Hanzák (Nielsen Admosphere, Prague)

Weighting issue or weighting problem - international survey projects in a comparative perspective
Marcin W. Zieliński (University of Warsaw)

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee break

10:50 - 12:20

Quality standards in international research - 7 most interesting topics debated by ESOMAR members
Hana Huntová (SIMAR, Prague)

Enhancing Communications in Collaborative Data Collection Projects - the Example of the myEVS Portal
Markus Quandt (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne)

Building probability-based online panels across Europe
Ana Villar (City, University of London)

12:20 - 13:00

Light lunch, coffee and networking

13:00 - 14:30

Obtaining comparative results in multi-country surveys: is the devil in the details?
A round table discussion

Session Chair: Hana Huntová (SIMAR, Prague)

Discussants: Dominique Joye (University of Lausanne; ISSP Methodology Committee Chair), Jindřich Krejčí (Institute of Sociology CAS; ISSP Czech national co-ordinator), Petra Holečková (SC&C, Prague), Jan Tuček (STEM/MARK, Prague), Dan Prokop (MEDIAN, Prague)

14:30 - 15:00

Quality of the European Social Survey Round 7
Klára Plecitá (Institute of Sociology CAS, Prague)

15:00 - 15:10

Closing Words

Venue
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Národní 3, Praha 1, 2-nd floor, room No. 206