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Terminal Text Preinvestigation (Self-Employed)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Langenbucher, Wolfgang R. (Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität München)
  • Treinen, Heiner (Sektion für sozialwissenschaftliche Methodenlehre und Sozialstatistik, Universität Bochum)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
1979
Contributor
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Information technology
Description
  • Abstract

    The company communication behavior and information desires of the self-employed. Attitude to the terminal text system. Topics: number of technical journals regularly received; expenditures for technical literature; frequency of use of telephone services; frequency of contact with authorities; difficulties in obtaining information; colleague taking care of the search for information; satisfaction with the efficiency of letter traffic as well as mail delivery times; number of letters received and sent as well as telegrams per week; number of telephones in the office and amount of last telephone bill; percent division of telephone calls in local and long-distance conversations; office equipped with electric and electronic devices; distance between residence and office; doing work at home; filing system used; degree of familiarity of the terminal text test in Duesseldorf; interest in the opportunities for use of terminal text; interest in installation of a terminal text device for private or professional use at an acceptable price; place of installation; ideas about possible information services via terminal text; personally a pioneer in consumer behavior; number of employees; annual business. Demography: age; sex; occupation; number of years self-employed.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-06 / 1979-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Duesseldorf (DE-NW-DUS)
    Duesseldorf and vicinity
Sampled Universe
Self-employed persons (architects, construction engineers, lawyers, accountants and auditors).
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 132
    Number of Variables: 262
Note
Further investigations on BTX are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1128, 1162, 1200, 1213 and 1214.
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1129 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Langenbucher, Wolfgang R.: Individuum und Haushalt als Informationssucher: Chance für Bildschirmtext? In: Witte, Eberhard (Hrsg.): Telekommunikation für den Menschen: Individuelle und gesellschaftliche Wirkungen. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 1980, S.118 - 139.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 244 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Langenbucher, Wolfgang R.; Treinen, Heiner; Scheuch, Erwin K. (1979): Bildschirmtext-Voruntersuchung (Freie Berufe). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1129