Fall 2017 Issue of Harmonization Newsletter Out Now!

The Harmonization Project team, in coordination with Cross-national Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training program (CONSIRT.osu.edu), has published the latest issue of Harmonization: Newsletter on Survey Data Harmonization in the Social Sciences.

You can download the newsletter here.

This issue features news and articles on a variety of topics. First is news of two grants won by members of the Harmonization Project. The US National Science Foundation awarded co-PIs Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Irina Tomescu-Dubrow and J. Craig Jenkins 1.4 million USD for four years to further research on Survey Data Recycling. Meanwhile, Joshua K. Dubrow was awarded 764,000 PLN for three years by Poland’s National Science Centre for a project on political and economic inequality in cross-national perspective, featuring the SDR dataset.
Stand-out articles by the international survey data community speak to the diversity of harmonization research in the social sciences. Tom Emery writes about how to harmonize administrative data with survey data in the cross-national Generations and Gender Survey; Ilona Wysmułek presents the issues on the comparability of corruption perception items in major public opinion surveys, and Marta Kołczynska, Irina Tomescu-Dubrow and Kazimierz M. Slomczynski discuss issues in harmonizing education across nations and time.

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The project “Survey Data Recycling: New Analytic Framework, Integrated Database, and Tools for Cross-national Social, Behavioral and Economic Research”, is a joint endeavour of the The Ohio State University and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation (PTE Federal award 1738502). The project runs from September 2017 to August 31, 2021.

The SDR project builds on the Survey Data Harmonization project funded by the Polish National Science Centre.
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