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Content of Module Pages

On the ISSP module pages various context-information on ISSP data sets are provided. Apart from data set specific links to the download platform DBK and the variable-level documentation pages on ZACAT, module specific documents, such as the British English ISSP source questionnaire; Codebooks/ Variable Reports; Study Monitoring Reports, a report on the questionnaire development and an overview of variables, questions and replications in each ISSP modules  are available.

Additionally, a table provides information on participating countries for the specific module, their sample sizes and fieldwork times as well as access to national fieldwork questionnaires and documentation forms on ISSP background variables (from 2004 onwards). The news section on each module pages gives information on recent data updates and, if necessary, specific links to a DBK page inform about errata. Access to the module pages is available by Topic, by Module Year, or for cumulated modules via the Data Cumulation.

Countries' Participation in ISSP Modules

To get an overview on ISSP member-countries participating in the various ISSP modules, you can download an

Excel file (ISSP Countries' Participation.xlsx) (95 KB)

including two comprehensive tables with information on countries’ participation, corresponding sample sizes, and years of fieldwork. If available, the table also provides the information whether the ISSP survey has been administered together with a national survey. Whereas the first table includes countries that are already integrated in the international ISSP data files, the countries in the second table are not (yet) integrated for various reasons.

Since both tables can be filtered, you are free to adjust them according to your own needs.

Three examples for filter queries

Here are three examples for a better understanding:

To gain information about the participating countries of a special module, filter the column 'Module'  by means of the small arrow visible in the Excel file by a certain ISSP module, such as 'Role of Government I' and you achieve the following results (extract):

Country

Year

Module

Sample size

Year of fieldwork

Australia

1985

Role of Government I

1528

1986/1987

Austria

1985

Role of Government I

987

1986

Germany

1985

Role of Government I

1048 (West)

1985

Great Britain

1985

Role of Government I

1530

1985

Italy

1985

Role of Government I

1580

1985

United States of America

1985

Role of Government I

677

1985

If you are interested in which modules a particular country has participated, filter the column 'Country' by choosing a country, such as 'Australia' and the table will look like this (extract):

Country

Year

Module

Sample size

Year of fieldwork

Australia

1985

Role of Government I

1528

1986/1987

Australia

1986

Social Networks I

1250

1987

Australia

1987

Social Inequality I

1663

1987/1988

Australia

1988

Family and Changing Gender Roles I

4513

1989/1990

Australia

1990

Role of Government II

2398

1990

Australia

1991

Religion I

2203

1993

To find out whether a country has participated in a particular module and its replications, filter the two columns 'Country' and 'Module' (extract):

Country

Year

Module

Sample size

Year of fieldwork

Australia

1985

Role of Government I

1528

1986/1987

Australia

1990

Role of Government II

2398

1990

Australia

1996

Role of Government III

2151

1996

Australia

2006

Role of Government IV

2781

2007