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Interview about the Interview

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Seminar für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Seminar fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Family life and marriage
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the Cologne population to interviews and ethical and religious matters. Topics: Attitude to interdenominational schools and mixed marriage; interest in religious matters; Christian commandments as models of behavior; religiousness; evaluation of family and marriage; attitude to divorce; evaluation of pre-marital and extra-marital sexual intercourse; age at first intimate relations; knowledge and evaluation of contraceptives; contraceptives used; masturbation; media usage and reading level; newspapers read and subscribed to; preferred newspaper categories; judgement on general and personal economic conditions; judgement on payment; net income and organization of expenditures; satisfaction with income; decision behavior with financial problems; savings account; interest knowledge; savings goals; will to save; planned acquisitions; assessment of surveys; knowledge about survey institutes; comparison of universities and private survey institutes; evaluation of various forms of question; preferred form of interview. Demography: sex; age (classified); marital status; age at marriage; religious denomination; occupation; school education; vocational training; further education; religious denomination of spouse; income; household income. Interviewer rating: length of interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; with almost all questions the interviewer simultaneously also estimated the assumed sincerity of the answers given; degree of education of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1952-06 / 1952-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
    Cologne and vicinity
Sampled Universe
Age: 21 and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Area cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 300
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0024 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.: Ein Interview über das Interview: Eine Untersuchung über die Haltung der Bevölkerung in Deutschland zum Interview. Bd. 1 und 2. Köln, Universität, Seminar für Soziologie, Dipl. Arb., 1952/53

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 67 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Scheuch, Erwin K. (1961): Interview über das Interview. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.