Programme for the International
Assessment of Adult Competencies

The Research Data Center PIAAC (RDC PIAAC) has been accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD) according to uniform and transparent standards and informs on this website about currently available datasets from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). To download PIAAC data via the GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK), ordinarily a registration (Registration) and signing a data distribution contract is required. Several documents such as variable reports and questionnaires are available without registration. Furthermore, we offer PIAAC data users the possibility to work with more sensitive PIAAC data (e.g., regional data) at our GESIS Secure Data Center (SDC).

If you have any questions regarding our offering, please do not hesitate to contact us.

PIAAC National
  
PIAAC International
  
Previous international literacy surveys
  

 

*** Complaints Office ***

FDZ PIAAC is accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD). The RatSWD runs a complaints office for problems with the use of data that cannot be resolved with the appropriate person in the respective FDZ. For further details please visit the RatSWD website: https://www.ratswd.de/en/info/complaints-office.

User Guide

The User Guide contains information about how to link data of the PIAAC Scientific Use Files to the PIAAC Public Use Files of other countries and how to deal with plausible values and the replication weights.

Tools available for the analysis of PIAAC data

Please note that special analysis software is required to account for the imputation of competence values and the complex sampling design. For this purpose various preconfigured analysis tools are available:

International Data Explorer (IDE)

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Examples of use:

Analysing PIAAC data with the International Data Explorer (IDE)

International Database Analyzer (IDB Analyzer)

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Log Data Analyzer

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Analysis examples using various statistical software
  

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National Result Reports (GESIS)
 
  • The national report (printed by Waxmann) contains the results of PIAAC 2012 from a German perspective. A summary of results is available in German (3.5 MB) and English (2.8 MB).

  • In PIAAC migration report (printed by Waxmann) contains the results with a focus on the population with a migration background in Germany and internationally.

 
Technical Reports
  

RDC Annual Reports

 
  • The Annual Report 2018 presents the available data sets and the activities of the Research Data Center PIAAC during 2018.
  • The Annual Report 2017 presents the available data sets and the activities of the Research Data Center PIAAC during 2017.
  • The Annual Report 2016 presents the available data sets and the activities of the Research Data Center PIAAC during 2016.
  • The Annual Report 2015 presents the available data sets and the activities of the Research Data Center PIAAC during 2015.
 
Additional PIAAC Material
  

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Online Tutorials
 
  • IDB Analyzer Video Tutorials (see how to compute correlations, percentiles, percentages and means, benchmarks (proficiency levels), or regressions using PIAAC data)
  • PIAAC International Data Explorer (IDE) Training Videos (see how to compute averages, benchmarks (proficiency levels), or percentiles using PIAAC data)
  • Stata Online Tutorial (see how to compute complex analyses using the packages piaactools or repest as well as compute own analyses in Stata) [coming soon]
 
Upcoming Workshops
  
Past Workshops
  

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GESIS
  
OECD
  
Others
  

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PIAAC publication list (APA Style)

  • Link to list of all PIAAC publications and data sets we are aware of

*** Please report your publication based on PIAAC to the following mail address: fdz-piaac@gesis.org ***

Search in the databases

On the webpage da|ra metadata you can search for certain data in the collection of registered research databases from the social and economic sciences.

Citation example of data sets

  • Rammstedt, B., Martin, S., Zabal, A., Konradt, I., Maehler, D., Perry, A., . . . Helmschrott, S. (2016). Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Reduced Version. Data file version 2.2.0 [ZA5845]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi:10.4232/1.12660

 

Team RDC PIAAC

Dr. Débora Maehler (Head of RDC)

Ingo Konradt

E-Mail: fdz-piaac(at)gesis(dot)org

Telefax: +49/621/1246-500

Postal address:

GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Research Data Center PIAAC

PO Box 12 21 55

68072 Mannheim

Germany

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