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Ranking List of East 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
New Federal States; subject of study; study conditions; university teacher; east-west comparison
  • Abstract

    Learning conditions from the point of view of East German students. Topics: 1. Judgement on current learning conditions in comparison to the situation at the university two years ago: judgement on technical level as well as didactic and pedagogical skill of lecturers; judgement on breadth of courses available and opportunities to specialize within personal course of studies; personal professional experience before start of course of studies; judgement on the relation to practice of studies; comprehensibility of study and examination demands; cooperation with other students; personal contact with lecturers; equiping of library with technical literature; technical furnishing of university; assessment of occupational chances after conclusion of course of studies. 2. Judgement on the reorganization of the university: studies according to new or old examination regulations; loss of important reference persons from circle of lecturers; proportion of lecturers from West Germany; comparison of lecturers from the west with lecturers from the east regarding their technical level, commitment, pedagogical skill, climate in courses and availability outside of courses; appropriateness of personnel renovation in the subject. 3. 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; thoughts about discontinuing of course of study; reasons for discontinuing course of study; expected number of semesters until conclusion of course of studies; housing situation; party preference. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-01 / 1993-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
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 about 100 students per university at random and representative for the faculties.
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: 1191
    Number of Variables: 65
The first study of this series was conducted in 1989 and is archived under ZA Study No. 1815. A comparable study in the western part of the Federal Republic is archived under ZA Study No. 2335.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2336 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • SPIEGEL: Welche Uni ist die Beste? Hamburg: SPIEGEL-Verlag, 1993. (SPIEGEL SPEZIAL 3)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Neidhardt, Friedhelm; SPIEGEL-Verlag, Hamburg (1993): Rangliste der ostdeutschen Hochschulen 1993. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.