This project aims to strengthen the database and methodological platform of cross-national empirical research in the social sciences. To achieve this aim, the project will (1) ensure the acquisition, expert processing and archiving of data from socio-economic surveys and make them available to the public for the purposes of secondary analysis and (2) perform methodological research in the field of data management standards, survey data quality, data comparability and harmonisation. In this manner, the project will produce empirical material to be included in the international data exchange systems operated by CESSDA, the European network of data organizations, and provide a knowledge base for supporting the better utilisation of national and international data infrastructures and Czech participation in comparative research projects. At the same time, it will provide a basis for the larger involvement of the Czech Republic in the project of performing a major upgrade of the CESSDA infrastructure, which has been included in the ESFRI Roadmap for European Research Infrastructures and Czech national priorities within the ESFRI Roadmap.
Project publications (total 11, displaying 1 - 10)
This book deals with empirical research using political survey data and is primarily intended for anyone exploring politics in the Czech Republic using quantitative data. Many of the themes addressed in this study have application to the use of quantitative political data in other national contexts and across the social sciences more generally. This book is divided into three parts: theory, data and analysis.
This study examines attitudes towards migrants. The authors focus on the attitudes in Czech society, but they also use data from international surveys in order to situate the attitudes of respondents from the Czech Republic in a wider context. The theme of the relationship between the ‘domestic population’ and foreigners is very current today. The inter-year increase in the size of the foreign population in the Czech Republic is one of the largest in Europe.
The introductory chapter is dedicated to immigration and its current trends in the Czech Republic. The author comments on the official statistics showing the growing number of immigrants since 1989, discuses the age structure of registered foreigners and their role and status on the Czech labor market and also interprets some findings from previous researches dedicated to attitudes toward foreigners and minorities
The chapter deals with methods for getting and interpreting data relevant for measuring attitudes toward foregners.
Chapter deals with the attitudes toward foreigners in the czech labor market. Based on many conducted surveys are then presented views on various aspects of the employment of foreigners in our country. Comparison of these basic attitudes and their evolution are also presented in this chapter.
The chapter contains description and interpretation of sociological surveys on attitudes towards individual national and ethnic groups.
The article deals with attitudes of respondents towards multicultural co-existence and cultural adaptation of immigrants – primarily in the Czech Republic but comparison with other European coutries is included as well.
The chapter is discussing attitudes of Czech population towards immigration in terms of its negative and positive impact on the society; to what extent Czechs associate this phenomenon with a problem for their country and also how they perceive themselves in terms of being tolerant toward foreigners.
The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the problems associated with the fielding of questions of a socially sensitive nature typically dealing with crime, health, and sexual activity in nationally representative sample surveys.
I introduce the Czech version of method measuring egocentric social network – Position generator and relevant social capital measures. Respondents report contacts to 18 jobs with different social status. To assess validity regression models on the measures employing sociodemographics, ethnic and educational network diversity are estimated likewise correlation with effects of social network: income, job mobility, trust, life satisfaction and tolerance to ethic groups.