Recent Announcements


Lauching the World Values Survey 2017-2020 dataset

posted Jul 26, 2020, 1:20 AM by Bogdan Voicu

The WVS 2017-2020 pooled dataset was launched in the beginning of last week.
Among others, our group proposed the below presentation. In the video, we address attitudes about science and participation in association, with arguments taken from our incoming book...

Romanian data, science, associations


Valori sub presiune (Values under pressure)

posted Apr 3, 2020, 6:14 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 6:21 AM ]

Un grup de cercetători din România, Spania, Ungaria, Lituania și Germania care propune un sondaj despre cum gândesc oamenii. Întrebările sunt identice cu o parte din cele incluse în sondajele valorilor din 2017-2018 și permit evaluarea schimbării sub impactul crizei mondiale curente cauzate de Covid19 (Corona-virus).

A group of researchers from Romania, Spain, Hungary, Lithuania, and Germany, that carries out a survey about how people think. The questions are identical to part of those included in values surveys collected in 2017-2018, and allow assessing how people change under the impact of global crisis caused by Covid19 (Coronavirus).

Vă rugăm să completați chestionarul (15 minute), în limba preferată (selectați mai jos) și să distribuiți anunțul către rețeaua dvs. de prieteni.

Please, fill in the survey (15 minutes), in the language that suits you, and distribute the announcement towards your fiends.

Vă mulțumim anticipat!

Thank you in advance!

 

English:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=en

Hungarian:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=hu

Lithuanian:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=lt

Romanian

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=ro

Spanish:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=es

 

 

Sondajul este sprijinit de RQSA și ICCV.

Presentations in Tbilisi

posted Dec 26, 2019, 2:33 AM by Bogdan Voicu

EVS recently posted the video recordings of the presentations delivered during the First international workshop of EVS2017 “Comparing values in (post)crisis Europe“ held in10-11 October 2019, in Tbilisi (Georgia).

Among the presentations, three come from our team, and we offer them as a Christmas gift:

Mălina Voicu talks about Measuring Illiberal Populism in Romania

EVS Workshop 2019, Tbilisi - Malina Voicu


Bogdan Voicu introduces his argument on Remitting Authoritarianism

EVS Workshop 2019, Tbilisi - Bogdan Voicu


Horațiu Rusu searches for a measurement of civic-ethnic identity and relates them to attitudes towards immigration

EVS Workshop 2019, Tbilisi - Horatiu M Rusu




One may retrieve all the presentations from the conference here.

Time-dependency in data collection

posted Dec 18, 2019, 4:32 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Dec 23, 2019, 2:33 AM ]

Bogdan Voicu, our colleague, published a short research note in the Harmonization Newsletter. The results question the capacity of cross-sectional and longitudinal data to produce comparable estimates if the time of the year when data was collected differs across surveys.

More precisely, depending on the period of the year when one collects data, national-level aggregated estimates may differ, and therefore comparability accords surveys can be affected.

Bogdan employs the Romanian EVS and WVS surveys from 2017 and 2018, which were collected over a 6-months span, and tests whether there is a time-invariance, when controlling for basic predictors. Four types of estimates are used, depending on their level of measurement and complexity of aggregation procedures. They tap for religious belief, life satisfaction, political trust, and postmaterialism. Among them, only religiosity turns sensitive to time of data collection, higher levels being recorded around Christmas and Easter. Consistent seasonality (unreported by existing literature) is therefore observed.

Impact of time of interview on religious belief
controlling for age, gender, education, and employment status,
as well as a dummy for the survey (EVS vs. WVS).
In 2018, Orthodox Easter was in the beginning of April

(please note that the respective issue of the Harmonization Newsletter includes an excellent review of weighting issues in comparative surveys – written by Dominique Joye, Marlène Sapin, and Christof Wolf; a typical debate on mixed-mode challenges, written by Patricia Hadler and Agnès Parent-Thirion with respect to Combining Cognitive Interviews and Web Probing; along with several harmonization examples from various research teams across the World).

Welcome Ioana Ramia, as part of our group

posted Nov 29, 2019, 1:20 AM by Bogdan Voicu

We are happy to have Ioana Ramia as part of our group.

Dr Ioana Ramia is a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. She is an applied interdisciplinary social scientist who has made significant national and international contribution through research in two areas: progressing measurement of wellbeing and impact evaluation. Her research has impacted Australian industry and policy contexts, as well as the development of third-sector knowledge and skills. Ioana is a board member of “Romanian Sociology”.


Prezentare Inglehart, la Gaudeamus

posted Nov 19, 2019, 2:01 PM by Bogdan Voicu

Cartea lui Inglehart, Evoluția Culurală (apărută în engleză spre finalul lui 2018) are parte de o prezentare la Gaudeamus, miercuri 20.11.2019, la ora 13, împreună cu celelalte volume apărute în Colecția Sinteza.

Editura Școala Ardeleană și echipa noastră vă așteaptă la Romexpo, pentru a vă întâlni cu o carte despre valori, schimbare societală, și ce se petrece în lumea de azi, scrisă pentru publicul larg, de un autor celebru în lumea academică.

Este un bun prilej de a reaminti faptul că această apariție de excelentă calitate datoreză enorm, cronologic, autorului (Ronald Inglehart a cedat gratis dreptul de editare), lui Călin Moldovan și Bogdan Voicu (care au avut un rol cheie în a identifica editura potrivită), lui Vasile George Dâncu și lui Vasile Sebastian Dâncu (esențiali pentru apariția volumului propriu zis), Mălinei Voicu (traducător pro bono), lui Bogdan Voicu și lui Claudiu Tufiș (coautori alături de Mălina Voicu ai introducerii la ediția în limba română)

Linkuri:


Video comment: Ar trebui copiii să își susțină părinții? /// Should children support their parents?

posted Sep 4, 2019, 3:34 AM by Bogdan Voicu

În acest episod al postărilor pe canalul nostru de Youtube, Bogdan Voicu vorbește despre relația copii adulți - părinți. Plasând discuția în contextul inițiativei așa zisei legi a recunoștinței, sunt prezentate opiniile românilor despre ajutorarea părinților, folosind datele colectate în cadrul EVS 2018. Propunerea a fost retrasă, dar simpla apariție a inițiativei arată cât de relevantă este discutarea temei în spațiul românesc. Datele EVS 2018 aduc informație în acest sens.

Almost 100 Romanian MPs initiated in the beginning of summer 2019 a law that was supposed to force adult children to take care of their parents. The law remained a simple unfollowed project. However, its mere existence makes the debate useful. We contribute to the discussion, by providing basic information resulting from EVS 2018.

Videoclip YouTube


Mălina Voicu: Religious Supply, Existential Insecurity and Church Attendance in Post-communist Romania

posted Aug 6, 2019, 3:45 PM by Bogdan Voicu

Mălina Voicu (2019) Religious Supply, Existential Insecurity and Church Attendance in Post-communist Romania, Review of Religious Research, DOI 10.1007/s13644-019-00381-2

The paper of our colleague Mălina Voicu was released last month. It focuses on the revival of church attendance in Romania, providing theoretical arguments that support the idea that the positive trend in religious practices has roots in the growth in number of houses of worship. Romania has the highest rate of construction of houses of worship in Europe, which provides easier access to religious services and fosters the growth of religious communities. The paper is partially supported by RemOSM grant and the empirical results rely on a composition of international and national survey data that covers a time span of 27 years, from 1991 to 2018. The data collected in Romania in 2017 and 2018 as part of new waves of European Values Study (EVS) and World Values Survey (WVS) are used as well.  to read the paper online, please follow the link: https://rdcu.be/bK3p9

Weekly church attendance by year in Romania between 1991 and 2018 (%)

Inglehart - Cultural Evolution, disponibilă în limba română

posted Jul 20, 2019, 1:47 PM by Bogdan Voicu

Este inutil să spunem prea multe despre Ronald Inglehart, unul dintre cei mai influenți cercetători din științele sociale. Cartea sa din 2018, Cultural Evolution, este o explicație pe înțelesul tuturor despre cum se schimbă societățile, oferind argumente pertinente pentru realități contemporane precum Brexit sau ascensiunea populismului. Ea constituie totodată o sursă esențială atât pentru publicul larg, cât și pentru cercetare academică. Echipa noastră o recomandă spre lectură tuturor studenților în științe sociale, precum și celor interesați în a înțelege de ce gândim astăzi cum gândim, de ce familia, societatea, politica, organizațiile, locul de muncă, relațiile de gen, religiozitatea, statele, și oamenii la modul general sunt așa cum sunt astăzi.

http://scoalaardeleanacluj.ro/shop/biblioteca-sinteza-c-179/evolu%C8%9Bia-cultural%C4%83-schimbarea-motiva%C8%9Biei-umane-%C8%99i-a-modului-%C3%AEn-care-aceasta-transform%C4%83-lumea-p-393.html?fbclid=IwAR3Lg1naGkYKEZe2PR1btg3ihpWBTWkqMWaCCT3bUkdvlokNHcmyzuyNyxU

Autorul a avut amabilitatea de a ne pune textul la dispoziție pentru o ediție în limba română. Eforturi conjugate a mai multor colegi români au făcut ca să avem azi plăcerea de a anunța volumul, de o calitate grafică remarcabilă. Cronologic, cei ce au făcut totul posibil sunt Călin Moldovan-Teselios, Mălina Voicu, Vasile Sebastian Dâncu, Vasile George Dâncu, Claudiu Tufiș și Bogdan Voicu.

Cartea este disponibilă pe site-ul Editurii Școala Ardeleană, a cărei muncă de editare merită apreciere și recunoaștere. Colecția care o găzduiește este Biblioteca SINTEZA, coordonată de Vasile Sebastian Dâncu. Traducerea aparține Mălinei Voicu, a cărei carieră profesională internațională în științele sociale este binecunoscută. O prefață semnată de Mălina Voicu, Bogdan Voicu și Claudiu Tufiș deschide cartea, prezentând contextul în care Inglehart poate fi înțeles.

Echipa noastră consideră cartea un eveniment autentic pentru spațiul românesc și vă îndeamnă la lectură!

First public release of the Romanian EVS/WVS 2017/2018 data

posted Jun 20, 2019, 4:14 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Jun 23, 2019, 12:27 PM ]

Let tell the story in a very concise manner: here are the data from EVS 2018 and WVS 2017/2018 Romania.

In the following, we provide details for potential users. This post is devoted to professionals in social sciences.

Data was circulated in our extended community for a while and we took the time to clean most of the inconsistencies and data collecting errors. However, please note that some small corrections might be needed, and they will lead to future public releases.

Important details:

Data details:

  • The WVS sample is partly panel with the 2012 survey
  • Both samples are randomly drawn from the Romanian non-institutionalized population (i.e. are representative at national level). Almost identical methodologies were employed in both cases. They are fully documented in the files attached to this release.
  • The questionnaires overlap in roughly 75% of the variables. We have also produced and posted here a pooled dataset, with the corresponding weighting system.
  • This release also includes the country specific items. A good part of them document the migration experience of the respondent and of his/her friends and relatives, being a unique source of information in this respect.

 

Further releases:

  • Both EVS and WVS data will be integrated in European/World corresponding data files. The two groups constantly release updates of the international datasets, and deposit data with GESIS, and with JSP/ASEP correspondingly.
  • Several other surveys bring additional data which is comparable to our data:

o   We are currently collecting a shorter version of questionnaire, from a sample of Romanian migrants (websurvey).

o   A sample of about 650 high school students in Timiș and surrounding counties filled in other reduced versions of the questionnaires in May 2018, in a study conduced by our colleagues from the Sociology Department in West University of Timișoara.

o   Colleagues from BrandBerry Research collected data from a sample of 1000 respondents in the 10 major Romanian city (websurvey) related to gender beliefs and family values.

 

Datafiles in this release:

  • the EVS Romanian 2018 data file. SPSS and Stata versions are provided
  • the WVS Romanian 2018 data file, both in SPSS and Stata formats.
  • the pooled EVS/WVS 2018 Romania data set. The names of variables are documented in a very concise codebook.
  • the longitudinal WVS 2012/2018 datafile. The panel variable is called idlocatie.
  • full methodological details for both datasets, as they were submitted to central teams of EVS and WVS.

 

 

Files: datasets

format

SPSS

SPSS

Stata

Stata

labels

Romanian

English

Romanian

English

 

 

 

 

 

EVS 2018RO

evs2018RO.RO.zsav evs2018RO.EN.zsav evs2018RO.RO.dta evs2018RO.EN.dta

WVS 2018RO

WVS2018RO.zsav

not available

WVS2018RO.dta

not available

VS 2018RO (pooled dataset)

VS.RO.2018

 not available

VS.RO.2018

not available

WVS 2012/2018 (partly panel)

wvs2012-2018,Ro

not available

wvs2012-2018,Ro

not available

 A note on formats: SPSS and Stata are the main generalist software used in social sciences. Therefore our choice for property formats. In this way we also preserve variable and value labels. We have used .zsav instead of .sav for its much better compression. The Stata files use the Stata 13 (and higher) format. For reading into R, we suggest using the readstata13 package.


Files: metadata

 

Methodological report

Questionnaire in Romanian

Master EN questionnaire*

Correspondence of variables

EVS 2018 RO

file

RO

EN

-

WVS 2018 RO

file

RO

EN

-

VS 2018 RO (pooled dataset)

 -

 -

-   

EVS-WVS

WVS 2012/2018 (partly panel)

 -

2012 RO

2012 EN

WVS 2012 2018

*Core versions that do not include the country specific items.


We welcome your feedback, comments, and inquiries at: bogdan@iccv.ro.

Please keep in mind that this data is not destined for commercial/for profit purposes, but for academic research. Also, we can answer questions related to data, but we have no time and resources to assist with data-analyses and related activities.



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