Duration: 2017 - 2020
Principal investigator: Mgr. Jindřich Krejčí, PhD.
Contracting authority: MŠMT, reg. number CZ.02.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001796
Program: Operational Programme Research Development and Education
The project implements a research programme of the Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA). CSDA is a national research infrastructure providing data services for social research and higher education. It acquires, processes and preserves datasets and makes them available for secondary analysis. The archive also contextualizes data and links them with other relevant information. In addition, CSDA serves as the Czech national node of the large-scale pan-European distributed research infrastructure CESSDA.
The principal activities of the proposed programme are following: (1) implementation of three Czech surveys of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), (2) methodology research on measurement tools, (3) mapping and analysis of data sources. ISSP is a long-term international programme of comparative surveys on important sociological topics. The project will implement three consecutive ISSP surveys in the Czech Republic: ISSP 2017 on Social Networks, ISSP 2018 on Religion, and ISSP 2019 on Social Inequality. At the same time, the team will focus on the study of (a) social networks, (b) religiosity, moral values, moral behaviour, and the role of religion in political attitudes, and (c) social inequalities and poverty. The project will also analyse the validity and equivalence of selected measurement tools in Czech surveys and adapt selected international tools for use in the Czech context. In addition, the project will identify, describe and conduct the meta-analysis of empirical social science surveys undertaken prior to the mid-1990s.
The project will result in a number of scientific publications addressing important research questions. At the same time, it will create the prerequisites for the fulfilment of the CSDA’s mission in the following areas: (1) facilitating Czech participation in international research programmes, (2) providing methodological resources and expertise on data sources, and (3) acquiring, archiving and providing access to datasets.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 18, zobrazeno 11 - 18)
This study explores the acquiescent response style (ARS) among respondents in the Czech Republic. To analyse ARS, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was employed and the response style (RS) was modelled as a latent variable. The RS factor in the CFA model must be validated by its relationship to education and age, i.e. proxies of cognitive ability. The two studies presented in this article use large amount of data as all available balanced batteries of items were analysed.
This study focuses on the approaches used by Czech social workers operating in the field of child protection to resolve parental conflicts and looks specifically at their inclination to employ defensive practice. Defensive practice involves prioritising regulations and prescribed rules over the interests of clients, i.e. parents and children.
The chapter starts with a brief description of the church-state relationship in the Czech lands / Czech Republic in the last century. As a consequence of the massive turning away from the churches, the country is one of the most secular regions around the world. Despite the low numbers of adherents, the churches attempt to remain powerful players on the political and public scene(s).
The article deals with the public opinion research before 1989 in then Czechoslovakia. The most important public opinion research institution of its time is the subject of discussed analysis, i.e. The Institute for Public Opinion Research, which operated in the framework of several institutional arrangements during the period 1946 to 1990 (in the 1970s also with the name changed to the Public Opinion Research Cabinet).
Organised leisure activities constitute an important source of experience for school-age children in the Czech Republic. Based on data collected in a longitudinal study, the aim of this paper is to explore two issues. Firstly, to what extent is children’s participation in extracurricular activities (EAs) influenced by individual level factors that are determined by family’s social status (parental education).
Christianity has lost its salience, but customs and traditions maintained their importance in forming national identity in Europe. Using the ISSP National Identity 2003 and 2013 data from 17 European countries, this article tests how the salience of Christianity and sharing of national customs and traditions varies according to the share of Muslim and immigrant population, and whether the association changed across time.