ESS4 - 2008 Deviations - Germany

B13-B19 (CONTPLT-BCPTRD):

The German team added a country specific item "Signed a referendum "REFDE after item B17 (SGNPTIT). The variable have been omitted from the international data file, but is kept in a separate country specific file for Germany.

C28 (BRNCNTR): Country-specific interviewer instruction included at C28 in the questionnaire: “By Germany is meant the territory of today's Germany, as it is after the reunification in 1990, as well as areas which belonged to the German state at the time of the birth of the respondent”.

C33 (FACNTR): Country-specific interviewer instruction included at C33 in the questionnaire: “By Germany is meant the territory of today's Germany, as it is after the reunification in 1990, as well as areas which belonged to the German state at the time of the birth of the respondent's father”.

C35 (MOCNTR): Country-specific interviewer instruction included at C35 in the questionnaire: “By Germany is meant the territory of today's Germany, as it is after the reunification in 1990, as well as areas which belonged to the German state at the time of the birth of the respondent's mother”.

F6 (EDULVLA), F6 (EISCED), F49 (EDULVLFA), F55 (EDULVLMA):

The underlying national questionnaire items have changed since ESS3-2006.

F54 (OCCF14B): Filter error. All cases with code 7 "Refusal" in F50 (EMPRF14) have been routed to OCCF14B and assigned a valid code on this variable.

F60 (OCCM14B): Filter error. All cases with code 7 "Refusal" in F56 (EMPRM14) have been routed to OCCF14B and assigned a valid code on this variable.

G11 (IMPFREE) G12 (IPHLPPL): Questions G11 and G12 have been switced for women in the questionnaire for Germany. Data for G11 (IMPFREE) and G12 (IPHLPPL) have been recoded and are now correct.

(INWEHH) (INWEMM) (INWTM): In Germany, the hour (INWEHH) and minute (INWEMM) of the end of the interview was recorded after the completion of module G, rather than after the completion of module F. The calculation of interview time (INWTM) is thus based variables measuring time used to complete the interview from module A to module G, rather than from A to F.