Information Systems and Information Practices (Population)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bick, Wolfgang (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Müller, Paul J. (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer System- und Konzeptforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Judgement on contact with authorities by Cologne citizens. Topics: detailed determination of contact with authorities in the last year; attitude to authorities (scale); expected influence of a positive impression with workers at government offices on the treatment of the client; expected influence factors on prompt processing of proceedings at government offices; information on personal readiness to provide information and honesty regarding authorities; suspicions about exchange of personal data between government offices; assessment of personal persuasiveness (scale); attitude to applying for governmental social services; detailed information on friendships and neighborhood relationships; exact determination of communication frequency and communication contents with persons of immediate vicinity and farther away; readiness to provide information about personal matters; assessment of the significance of personal charisma for professional career; type of personal dealing with authorities; type of social services received; adviser in official matters; political interest and judgement on the course of political decisions in Cologne; local residency; length of company employment. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; employment; household income; size of household. Interviewer rating: type of building; age of residential building; presence of other persons; disturbances and interruptions of interview; judgement on reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-04 / 1977-03
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Persons between 18 and 70 years with main place of residence in Cologne and German citizenship.
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sampling procedure is two-part: 1. Simple random selection 2. Quota sample of extreme groups: on the one hand persons with at most elementary school education without apprenticeship and on the other hand persons with college degree.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 982
Beyond the contents described there is data on control interviews conducted by telephone with which the exactness of conducting the oral interviews was examined. Beyond this a further data set is available (Mastersample) which contains information from the contact protocol for the random sample cases. This contains among others reasons for refusal, reasons for invalidity and reasons for not being reachable. In connection with this investigation ZA Study Nos. 1035 and 0965 were conducted.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1034 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bick, Wolfgang; Müller, Paul J.: Informationssysteme und Informationsverhalten: Soziologische Grundlagenforschung für eine Informationspolitik. Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen: Fachinformationszentrum Energie, Physik, Mathematik 1979.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22