Comparative Survey Questions on Quality of Life: The “Dynamic Information Centre”

A Contribution to a User-friendly Online Infrastructure for the Social Sciences
  • Michaela Hudler-Seitzberger
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 24)

Abstract

The “Dynamic Information Centre” (http://www.plg.at)/search, which informs about comparative national and cross-national survey questions and survey programs relevant to welfare and quality of life measurement, has been established by the Paul Lazarsfeld Society for Social Research in the world wide web as one objective of the Tser project “EuReporting” — financed by the European Commission within the 4th framework program. The “Dynamic Information Centre” compiles besides information about survey questions and surveys, as survey description, archive, location of available data, questionnaires, countries and periods covered, links to related websites as well as additional information or services and allows online searches across data provider such as archives or research institutes linked to the “Dynamic Information Centre”. Furthermore related literature which illustrates and explores survey data with special emphasis on data quality, is provided via a data base covering literature-cites. The “Dynamic Information Centre” functions as a retrievable user-friendly information platform on comparative social-welfare surveys carried out in the 15 member states of the European Union, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland and Norway. Within this science based information system, survey questions on social welfare are indexed according to a theoretical concept developed within this project by our project partners from Zuma-Mannheim. This paper will inform about the structure of the ”Dynamic Information Centre” and show the functionality for researcher working on social welfare and quality of life.

Keywords

Europe Income Stratification 

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  1. Centre for the Study of Public Policy: http://www.cspp.strath.ac.uk
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michaela Hudler-Seitzberger
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  1. 1.Paul Lazarsfeld Society for Social ResearchViennaAustria

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