Harmonization Newsletter for Summer 2016 Out Now

The new issue of Harmonization: Newsletter on Survey Data Harmonization in the Social Sciences is now available. Harmonization is a product of the Harmonization team, and organized by Cross-national Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training program (CONSIRT.osu.edu). Working together, we share news and communicate with the growing community of scholars, institutions and government agencies who work on harmonizing social survey data and other projects with similar focus.

Articles in this issue:

Quality of Survey Data: How to Estimate It and Why It Matters by Melanie Revilla, Willem Saris and the Survey Quality Predictor (SQP) team

Estimation Bias due to Duplicated Observations: A Monte Carlo Simulation by Francesco Sarracino and Małgorzata Mikucka

Survey Weights as Indicators of Data Quality by Marta Kołczyńska, Marcin W. Zieliński, and Przemek Powałko

Also…

In this newsletter, we also present news about GESIS’s CharmStats, a research grant from The Ohio State University’s Mershon Center, a report on the recent data harmonization conference held in Warsaw in December of last year, and an abstract of a presentation at the International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology in Vienna, Austria, 2016.

As always, we invite all scholars interested in survey data harmonization to read our newsletter and contribute their articles and news to future editions.

 

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The project “Democratic Values and Protest Behavior: Data Harmonization, Measurement Comparability, and Multi-Level Modeling in Cross-National Perspective”, is a joint endeavour of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, financed by the Polish National Science Centre (2012/06/M/HS6/00322).
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