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Title Access to Survey Data on the Internet
Year 2009
Access date 28.10.2009

Access to survey data on the internet has over the last half decade become increasingly more common. One might even say the internet has become the primary means of dissemination of survey data. Large cross national surveys like the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), the European Social Survey (ESS), the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), the European Value Study (EVS) and the World Value Survey (WVS) all make their data available over the Internet.

Software systems like Survey Documentation & Analysis (SDA), Nesstar, JD-systems, The Dataverse Net- work and others are increasingly used by data providers, data archives and others to o er not only access to survey data but also online analysis and metadata.

For the social science data archives these software systems o ers great opportunities to make data (not only survey data) directly accessible for the research community. At the same time it is also true that that dissemination of data over the internet poses some challenges on the distributors. For one the need for high quality and readily available documentation becomes increasingly important when the users are no longer in direct communication with the data providers.

With the rapid developments in the information technologies and the increasing number of possibilities the internet o ers to communicate, cooperate and share work, it is also more challenging (but also more fun) to plan for the future. How do data providers meet these challenges? What do the users want?

In this session we will rst have a closer look at two of the online distribution and analysis tools, the SDA and Nesstar and what they can o er. Secondly some of the experiences GESIS in Cologne has had with o ering online access to survey data will be presented.

Looking more to the future, the activities that are being undertaken to upgrade the research infrastructure of the Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) will be also be presented.

In addition, presentations on more specialised tools and resources will cover topics like post harmonisation, contextual data, and automated disclosure protection.

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Year of publication2009
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations

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