Ranking List of West German Universities 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Neidhardt, Friedhelm (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
  • SPIEGEL-Verlag, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Teaching profession
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
old federal states; subject of study; study conditions; university teacher
  • Abstract

    Learning conditions from the point of view of West German students. Topics: 1. Evaluation of study conditions: overcrowded or canceled courses; optimum number of participants for lectures and seminars; adequate university openings in required courses; agreement of courses available and examination requirements; judgement on choices of courses available in the major study; consultation of a technical study counseling; judgement on counseling by lecturers; judgement on preparation of lecturers for their courses; explanation of examination results and homework by instructors; consideration of student recommendations or recommendations by instructors; conveying recent research results in courses; comprehensibly explaining technical relations; efforts of lecturers to prepare students for the examination; practicality of courses available; availability of relevant books in the university library; judgement on study surroundings and study area in the institutes and seminars; most important work areas and materials for work as well as their availability for students; judgement on extent to which books and equipment at work are up-to-date; judgement on individual looking after students in seminars. 2. Housing situation and comparison of the university with other universities: preferred city for a hypothetical new start of studies; preference for a university for applied science or giving up studies; study at other universities; housing situation; expected number of semesters until conclusion of course of studies; feasibility of comparable studies in a significantly shorter time; examination grade sought. 3. Background variables: total number of semesters; number of major subject semesters; number of hours per week each semester attended; entire study effort per week; degree sought; work as student assistant; subject. Also encoded were: identification of interviewer; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-01 / 1993-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (old states) incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Students in their major subject in the 5th to 10th semester who had studied at least one semester at the university currently attended
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Random sample. Sample of 18 students from each of the 15 most popular majors at universities in the Federal Republic.
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: 10637
    Number of Variables: 48
Survey unit: college students### The first study of this series was conducted in 1989 and is archived under ZA Study No. 1815. A comparable study in the eastern part of the Federal Republic is archived under ZA Study No. 2336.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2335 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • SPIEGEL: Welche Uni ist die Beste? Hamburg: SPIEGEL-Verlag, 1993. (SPIEGEL SPEZIAL 3)

Update Metadata: 2020-12-02 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22