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Education of the Germans: Part B

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg
Publication Date
1996
Contributor
  • EMNID-Institut, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Education
Description
  • Abstract

    Knowledge test in the areas mathematics, computers, geography, cars, traffic, daily life, economy, literature, theater and art. Topics: degree of familiarity of selected personalities and assignment to their fields of activity; assignment of famous statements to their authors; knowledge of prices and costs for selected products; knowledge of famous art works (sample picture) and assignment to the artists who created these works; knowledge about the braking distance of motor vehicles; assignment of car types to manufacturer name; knowledge of traffic regulations on the freewas and at crossings; knowledge about the location of selected states on a map of Germany; knowledge of capital cities; solving mathematical tasks; knowledge of computer terms; frequency of reading selected newspaper categories; frequency of attending sporting events and cultural events; frequency of use of calculators, computers, video recorders, CD-players, reference works, telephone and bicycle; knowledge of comic characters from the Asterix stories; number of bits in a byte; knowledge about the binary system; knowledge about the value added tax rate, the current interest rates and income tax rate for top earners; knowledge of economic technical terms such as currency, cash discount and embargo; knowledge of works of Goethe; assignment of selected book titles to their authors; knowledge about the location of the Loreley Rock and the poet who wrote poem about it as well as saying the first line; attitude to reading books; preference for a course on technology or literature; possession of drivers license; number of kilometers driven annually. religiousness; occupational use of calculators, computers and foreign languages; frequency of reading books; interest in politics; self-classification on a left-right continuum; party preference; watching television in hours; deliberate selection of programs or zapping; possession of durable economic goods including bicycle, music instrument, Duden, lexicon, Bible and telephone; frequency of writing personal letters; difficulties with filling out forms; estimated number of books possessed in the household; problem-solving ability of science; importance of all-round education.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-10 / 1994-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population 14 years old and older.
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified sampling (ADM mastersample) outside of the last stage according to a quota procedure.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1027
    Number of Variables: 222
Note
Due to the abundance of test material the survey was conducted in two parts. Part A ist archived under ZA Study No. 2834.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2835 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
Publications
  • DER SPIEGEL: Lücken und Leere. DER SPIEGEL 51, 15.12.1994, S. 92-114.

Update Metadata: 2019-03-30 | Issue Number: 82 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg (1996): Bildung der Deutschen: Teil B. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2835