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Research Accompanying the Terminal Text Field Experiment Duesseldorf/Neuss (Final Measurement)

Resource Type
  • Lange, Bernd-Peter (Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Osnabrück)
  • Langenbucher, Wolfgang R. (Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität München)
  • Lerg, Winfried B. (Institut für Publizistik, Universität Münster)
  • Mayntz, Renate (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Treinen, Heiner (Sektion für sozialwissenschaftliche Methodenlehre und Sozialstatistik, Universität Bochum)
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Abstract

    Terminal text and media usage. The study is divided in three parts and contains 1. Household questionnaire, 2. Personal questionnaire and 3. Time budget recording. Topics: 1. Household questionnaire: equipping the household with electronic equipment; possession of personal computer; equipping BTX device with alphabetic keyboard; magazines subscribed to; number of telephones; amount of telephone bill and BTX costs; frequency of contact with authorities; frequency of orders via BTX or by telephone; mail-order company orders; taking care of bank business, booking trips as well as orders with local retail trade via BTX; detailed recording of interest in use of selected BTX offerings. 2. Personal questionnaire: intensity of use of teletext, terminal text and television; frequency of leisure activities; private or occupational use of office machines; attitude to required identification of advertising in BTX (scale); detailed information on frequency of use of information as well as sources of information used for this; judgement on information offerings as well as BTX in general (scales); attitude to the BTX magazine (scale); local residency; memberships; political interest. 3. Time budget: detailed recording of the course of one day in 15-minute intervals, organized according place of activity (on the road or at home), selected, prescribed activity categories in the course of the day as well as media used. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; household composition; respondent is head of household; interest in politics; city size; memberships.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • Duesseldorf (DE-NW-DUS)
  • Neuss (DE-NW-NSS)
  • Ratingen (DE-NW-RAT)
  • Meerbusch (DE-NW-MRH)
  • Erkrath (DE-NW-EKA)
  • Hilden (DE-NW-HID)
  • Mettmann (DE-NW-MET)
  • Dormagen (DE-NW-DMG)
  • Kaarst (DE-NW-KAA)
Sampled Universe
Among all households involved in the BTX field experiment.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire and time budget recordings.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1692
    Number of Variables: 536
Similar to the procedure with ZA Study No. 1213 the data set, hierarchical in structure, has been brought into a rectangular form, where per household (824 cases) up to 6 members of the household (1692 persons) are surveyed. Regarding integration of the data sets (ZA Study No. 1200 and 1213) see the remarks under ZA Study No. 1213. The preinvestigations on the field experiment BTX, ZA Study No. 1128 and ZA Study No. 1129, also belong to the total complex of the investigations.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1214 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 229 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Lange, Bernd-Peter; Langenbucher, Wolfgang R.; Lerg, Winfried B.; Mayntz, Renate; Scheuch, Erwin K. et. al. (1982): Begleitforschung zum Bildschirmtext-Feldversuch Düsseldorf/Neuss (Schlußmessung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.