Spelling Ability among Beginning Trainees (Panel 1979-1980)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Huber, Wolfgang (Seminar für Deutsche Philologie, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • W. Huber, Seminar fuer Deutsche Philologie, Universitaet Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Language and linguistics
  • Abstract

    Test of spelling ability of trainees in Mannheim and Ludwigshafen at two different points in time. Summarized data set of the two investigations conceived partly as panel and partly as trend investigation. Test of spelling ability of trainees in Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. Topics: Feldhaus spelling test in version 79 with 80 test words to be written correctly (multiple-choice questions). Demography: birthdate; sex; chamber of commerce district; school last attended; school degree; state of school last attended; German instruction at the vocational school. The following indices were additionally included: total number of errors and types of errors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-10 / 1980-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
    industry and chamber of commerce district Pfalz (Ludwigshafen) and industry and chamber of commerce district Rhein-Neckar (Mannheim)
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written Test
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 370
    Number of Variables: 225
The data set archived under this ZA Study No. consists of two files: 1. a file with the 1091 tests from the 1979 investigation (ZA Study No. 1341) and 2. a data set with 371 persons tested in the 1980 investigation (ZA Study No. 1342). The integrated data set was produced based on the 1091 respondents first tested. With 370 of 391 respondents taking the second test it was possible to assign them to the first test. For these the test values of the second investigation have been appended to the test values of the first investigation. At both points in time the same test was used. The above-specified data set information refers to the complete data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1343 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Huber, Wolfgang: Rechtschreibkenntnisse bei Ausbildungsanfängern: Ergebnisse einer Panel-Untersuchung als Grundlage eines Modells zur Reform des Rechtschreibunterrichts. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag 1984.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22