Data sources, research of standards, data quality and data harmonization methods for international social comparative research and integration in the CESSDA network (COMPDAT)
Funding: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
Principal Investigator: Mgr. Jindřich Krejčí, Ph.D.
Implementation time frame: 2009–2011
This project has been completed
The project aims at strengthening the data and methods base for empirical social research, with emphasis on international comparison, through (1) acquisition, professional standardized processing and archiving of a package of data from socioeconomic research studies, and ensuring its availability for the purposes of long-term analytic utilization, (2) methodological research in the field of data quality, standardization and harmonization for the purposes of international comparative research. In this way, the project will prepare empirical materials from Czech research studies for inclusion in the data exchange systems of the CESSDA European research infrastructure, create conditions for better utilization of the infrastructure through Czech researchers’ participation in international scientific cooperation, and improve the knowledge base for implementing comparative surveys.