Mejorando a partir de la experiencia: la implementación de la tercera ola de la ESE en España

English title: Improving from the experience: the ESS third wave implementation in Spain

Author(s): Anna Cuxart - Clara Riba -

Language: Spanish

Type: Journal article

Year: 2009


Created with the dual purpose of monitoring social change and bringing improvements into the creation and design of instruments for measuring that reality, the European Social Survey (ESS) has now completed its third round. This methodology paper expresses thoughts on the usefulness of analysing the accumulated data from the first two rounds in the process for ongoing improvement of the survey. And so, in the case of Spain, the experience accumulated in the earlier rounds has been used to 1) validate the questionnaire, 2) finely tune the sampling design to the characteristics of the country, and 3) substantially improve the quality of the data obtained. The paper shows how the coordinated effort of the Spanish ESS team and the polling agency has resulted in a remarkable increase in the degree of compliance with the survey targets, which is a fact that guarantees the representativeness of the sample finally obtained.

Volume: 32

Issue: 125

From page no: 147

To page no: 168

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Revista española de investigaciones sociológicas REIS

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