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Population and Technical Progress (Interviewer Efficiency)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln
Publication Date
  • Forschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Survey of interviewers about their interviewer activity and data about the interviewer from records of the survey institute. Topics: education; manner of financing studies; occupation of father; affinity with technology; degree of social contact; position in sibling sequence; child-raising by father or mother; interest in sociology; grade in the methods seminar; reading technical literature; interest in result of investigation; expected effort in conducting interviews; interviewer experience with market and opinion research institutes; assessment of unpleasant questions; contacts with professors; car possession; membership in a political unification; intelligence quotient; Brengelmann test; knowledge test as well as expected percent distribution in the population for questions of the primary investigation; quotient for time expended and successfully conducted interviews; distance between place of residence of respondent and that of interviewer; number of contacts with the institute; interviewer motivation and problems with the interviewer from the point of view of the institute; number of contact attempts with the respondent and successful debriefings; most important problems in establishing contact and in conducting surveys as well as best strategies to reduce resistance to the survey.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
Interviewers participating in the survey in the summer of 1967 on the topic ´Population and Technical Progress´ of the Forschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie der Universitaet zu Koeln {Research Institute for Sociology of the University of Cologne} (on this see ZA Study No. 0393).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 100
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1539 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Sahner, Heinz: Führungsgruppen und technischer Fortschritt. Meisenheim am Glan: Anton Hain 1975. (Kölner Beiträge zur Sozialforschung und angewandten Soziologie, Band 17).
  • Kops, Manfred: Die sozialen Voraussetzungen des technischen Fortschritts: Zwischenbericht zur Vorlage bei der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft. Köln: Institut für vergleichende Sozialforschung 1972.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln (1972): Bevölkerung und technischer Fortschritt (Interviewereffizienz). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.