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General Population Survey of the Social Sciences ALLBUS 1984 (Test-Retest Study)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Publication Date
  • Müller, Walter (Universität Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Pappi, Franz U. (Universität Kiel) (Researcher)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Universität zu Köln) (Researcher)
  • Ziegler, Rolf (Universität München) (Researcher)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Researcher)
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-03 / 1984-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
All persons with German citizenship who at the beginning of the survey were at least 18 years old.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample). From all of the respondents of the ALLBUS study 1984 a subsample of 210 persons was drawn.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 181
    Number of Variables: 438
The so-called ´test-retest study´ is an accompanying methods study for the ALLBUS 1984. With a subsample of respondents of the ALLBUS study 1984 two debriefings were undertaken 4 weeks apart. In these debriefings a part of the framework program of the main survey was presented to the respondents in identical form in order to determine the test-retest reliability of survey data. The ALLBUS 1984 is archived under ZA Study No. 1340.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1601 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • ALLBUS (Type: FDZ)

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

GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (2004): Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften ALLBUS 1984 - Test-Retest-Studie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.