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Archiving PREMIUM

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  • Ingest check BASIS (overview)
  • Additionally
    • Comparison of data set and survey instrument - completeness, consistency of content. 
    • Checking and, if necessary, correction of variable names/labels, values/value labels, wild codes 
    • Systematic check of missings 
  • Long-term storage of your data 
  • Assuring of the readability and long-term usability of your data by means of format conversion 
  • Making your data available: at anytime and anywhere 
  • Checking your data for routing 
  • Comparison of the routing instructions in the survey instrument (PAPI/CATI/CAPI/CAWI) with the routing in the data set 
  • Recommendations for handling deviations and critical cases 
  • Making the final data set available  with associated processing syntax 
  • Checking your data for substantive consistency and comprehensibility 
    • Checking of the answers given in response to questions measuring individual variables 
    • Checking the relational consistency of data 
  • Empfehlungen zum Umgang mit Abweichungen und kritischen Fällen
  • Recommendations for handling deviations and critical cases 
  • Making the final data set available  with associated processing syntax 

The test may also allow conclusions to be drawn about the quality of the respondent pool or interviewer pool. 

  • Checking your data for anomalies in the case of multiple responses: 
    • Checking the formal correctness of the responses (did the respondents follow the instructions in the survey instrument correctly?) 
    • Checking the substantive quality of the responses (Did the respondents answer the questions in a really genuine way, or did they give routine, or even intentionally false, answers? 
  • Recommendations for handling deviations and critical cases 
  • Making the final data set available with associated processing syntax 

The test may also allow conclusions to be drawn about the quality of the survey instrument, the respondent pool, or the interviewer pool. 

  • Preparation of a high quality, qualified study description 
  • Use of the international standard DDI (Data Documentation Initiative) 
  • Bilingualism: German, English 
  • Making the study description available  in various formats: 
    • online in the desired portal 
    • as XML file for import into databases

Creation of high-quality and qualified documentation at variable level 

  • Linking of  the data set to the data collection instrument, supplemented with the following additional information:
    • methodological information
    • procedural information
    • archival information
  • Documentation in accordance with the international standard of the Data Documentation Initiative 
  • Different versions available:
    • (1) Basic documentation at variable level (linking the metadata of the dataset to the survey instrument). 
      • as XML file for import into a DDI-capable system 
      • as a PDF file as am accompanying material to your study 
    • (2) Comprehensive documentation on variable level (linking of data and metadata with the survey instrument, additionally includes showcards and analysis tables) 
      • as informative as an accompanying material to your study (PDF) 
      • online as documentation to your data on ZACAT for online analysis

Note: This documentation is the basis for a publication in ZACAT for online analysis. 

  • Publication and making available of your data and associated documents for download 
Preparing for Archiving PREMIUM: How-to Guide Data sharing