ESS7 Version notes

ESS7 edition 2.1 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 2.0

Changes in variables:
(PSPWGHT):
Post-stratification weights have been amended.

Changes in country data:

CZECH REPUBLIC:
INWTM: The interview time data for the Czech Republic in the integrated file included, erroneously, both the time of completion of the main questionnaire (section A to F) and the supplementary questionnaire. Interview length of the main questionnaire has been corrected for all Czech cases.

DENMARK:
F61 (ANCTRY1): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 52 cases.
F61 (ANCTRY2): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 33 cases.

ESTONIA:
INWTM: The interview time data for Estonia in the integrated file included, erroneously, both the time of completion of the main questionnaire (section A to F) and the supplementary questionnaire. Interview length of the main questionnaire has been corrected for all Estonian cases.

FINLAND:
F61 (ANCTRY1, ANCTRY2): All respondents reporting category 12020 (Finnish speaking Finns) on ANCTRY1 and ANCTRY2 have erroneously been coded to 12021 (Swedish speaking Finns) on these variables. The data have been corrected for 1901 cases on ANCTRY1 and 9 cases on ANCTRY2.

FRANCE:
F61 (ANCTRY1): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 8 cases.
F61 (ANCTRY2): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 48 cases.

GERMANY:
F61 (ANCTRY1): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 2 cases.
F61 (ANCTRY2): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 1 case.

IRELAND:
F61 (ANCTRY1): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 5 cases.
F61 (ANCTRY2): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 3 cases.

ISRAEL:
E7 (ALCWKDY): The variable has been corrected for 380 cases.
E8 (ALCWKND): The variable has been corrected for 118 cases.
E10a-b (ALCBNGE): Category 6 has been recoded to 9 for 1545 cases.

LITHUANIA:
B12 (PRTVALT1): Variable label has been amended.
B12 (PRTVALT2): Variable label has been amended.
B12 (PRTVALT3): Variable label has been amended.

NETHERLANDS:
B10, B18b (PRTVTFNL, PRTCLENL): Error between value labels for Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), Socialist Party (SP), Christian Union (CU) and Green Left (GL) and values in the main data file have now been corrected. 4 has been recoded to 5, 5 has been recoded to 4, 7 has been recoded to 8, 8 has been recoded to 7.

NORWAY:
F61 (ANCTRY1): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 54 cases.
F61 (ANCTRY2): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 18 cases.

SLOVENIA:
B13 (WRKORG): Data have been omitted from the integrated data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the ESS7-2014 Documentation Report.

SWITZERLAND:
F61 (ANCTRY1): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 84 cases.
F61 (ANCTRY2): Ancestry variable has been corrected for 199 cases.

UNITED KINGDOM:
B10GB (PRTVTBGB): Variable name has been changed to reflect changes compared to previous ESS round.
INWTM: The interview time data for United Kingdom in the integrated file included, erroneously, both the time of completion of the main questionnaire (section A to F) and the supplementary questionnaire. Interview length of the main questionnaire has been corrected for all UK cases.
 

ESS7 edition 2.0 (published 26.05.16):
Changes from edition 1.0

Additional countries:
Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom.

Changes in variables:
(PSPWGHT): Post-stratification weights have been added.
F61 (ANCTRY1 and ANCTRY2): Ancestry variables have been added.

Changes in country data:
AUSTRIA:
D10 (IMDETBS), D11 (IMDETMR): Due to translation error in questionnaire, the data from IMDETBS and IMDETMR have been omitted from the integrated file.
E18 (HLPFMHR): All categories have been recoded. 1 has been recoded to 55, 2 has been recoded to 1, 3 has been recoded to 2, 4 has been recoded to 3, 5 has been recoded to 4, 6 has been recoded to 5, and 77 has been recoded to 6.

BELGIUM:
SUPQDD, SUPQMM, SUPQYR: Date of supplementary questionnaire administration has been corrected for 25 records.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
F39 (MBTRU): Category 8 "Don't know" was erroneously coded to 7 "Refusal". Values have been recoded to 8 "Don't know" in 7 records.
F39 (MBTRU): Category 3 "No" was erroneously coded to 8 "Don't know". Values have been recoded to 3 "No" in 1410 records.
E30 (HLTPRCA): Error in show card, the answer categories did not match the question. The data for HLTPRCA has been omitted from the integrated file.

NETHERLANDS:
E18 (HLPFMHR): All categories have been recoded. 1 has been coded into 55, 2 has been coded into 1, 3 has been coded into 2, 4 has been coded into 3, 5 has been coded into 4, 6 has been coded into 5, and 77 has been coded into 6.

NORWAY:
E7 (ALCWKDY) recoded into 8888 "Don't know" for 6 records.
E8 (ALCWKND) recoded into 8888 "Don't know" for 3 records.

 

ESS7 edition 1.0 (published 28.10.15):
Includes data from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Variables:
F61 (ANCTRY1/ANCTRY2): Items are not included in this edition of the ESS7 data. They will be included in a later release in the spring of 2016.
PSPWGHT: Post-stratification weights will be added in a later release in the spring of 2016.