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The European Social Survey. Methodological aspects

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  • Anna Cuxart

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  • Clara Riba
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    From a scientific point of view, surveys are undoubtedly a valuable tool for the knowledge of the social and political reality. They are widely used in the social sciences research. However, the researcher's task is often disturbed by a series of deficiencies related to some technical aspects that make difficult both the inference and the comparison. The main aim of the present paper is to report and justify the European Social Survey's technical specifications addressed to avoid and/or minimize such deficiencies. The article also gives a characterization of the non-respondents in Spain obtained from the analysis of the 2002 fieldwork data file.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in its series Economics Working Papers with number 790.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:upf:upfgen:790

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    Keywords: European Social Survey; comparative studies; fieldwork; non-respondents;

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