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.
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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.