Research Conditions of Professors at West German Universities

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schimank, Uwe (Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gesellschaftsforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Teaching profession
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
university teacher; university research; funding
  • Abstract

    Research conditions of professors at government scientific universities. Topics: Actual and desired time budget for teaching activity, examinations, research, university committee work, service duties and among doctors care for patients; projects with third-party funding; information on institution supporting research and information on advisory activities; number of assistents from regular university budget as well as scientific colleagues beyond this employed from research projects; sources of financing and persons employed from this and scholarships provided; research cooperation; judgement on current research situation at the university; number of published articles in technical journals and collections; pleasant experiences in profession and personal life; assessment of the relevance of one´s own research work for practice; personal efforts to establish relevance for practice; importance of professional experience in the area outside of the university; judgement on burdening or supporting factors for the research situation at the university; equipment, teaching burden and research activity; perceived changes in the teaching burden in the last few years, in self-administration effort, in obtaining third-party funding, in furnishing with materials, in equiping positions, with young researchers, in the cooperation opportunities and in general in acquisition of research duties; assessment of the future development of the situation of research at the university altogether and in one´s own subject in particular; preference for a status quo at the universities or desire for research universities, research professorships or out-sourcing research to the Max-Planck Institutes; length of occupying a teaching position as well as current teaching position. Also encoded was: agreement with a personal interview on the same topic.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11 / 1991-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (old states)
Sampled Universe
Professors at government scientific universities based on the Hochschullehrerverzeichnis {univeristy instructor directory} volume 1 - universities
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 767
    Number of Variables: 257
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2344 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22