The German General Social Survey (GGSS/ALLBUS - Die Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften) is a national data generation program in Germany, which is similar to Mass-Obsevation, in the UK or the American General Social Survey (GSS). Debt AIDS Trade in Africa (or DATA) is a Multinational non-government organization founded in January 2002 in London by U2 's Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The General Social Survey ( GSS) is a survey used to collect Data on Demographic characteristics and attitudes of residents of the United Its mission is to collect and disseminate high quality s ortatistical surveys on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany. Standardly, the representative cross-sectional studies are conducted biennially since 1980. Cross-sectional studies (also known as Cross-sectional analysis) form a class of Research methods that involve observation of some subset of a population of A large part of the items included consists of replications, while others are specifically varied according to particular topics.
With the foundation of the "German Social Sciences Infrastructure Services" (Gesellschaft sozialwissenschaftlicher Infrastruktureinrichtungen (GESIS)) in 1986, ALLBUS has been included into the state-federal funding of the institutes united within GESIS and institutionalized as a joint-venture of the Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA - Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen, Mannheim) and the Central Archive for Empirical Social Research (ZA - Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Cologne). Mannheim is a City in Germany. With 327318 inhabitants it is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg after the capital Stuttgart
The cumulative ALLBUS / GGSS 1980-2006 (German version available, English version 1980-2004 available, new English version forthcoming) comprises opinion poll data from all of the 15 currently existing ALLBUS / GGSS surveys, with a total of 47,947 respondents. An opinion poll is a survey of Public opinion from a particular sample. It comprises all items that have been surveyed at least two times within the regular ALLBUS / GGSS program (replications). Until 1990, the individual surveys were conducted using a random sample of ca. 3000 German citizens from the old Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin who were residing in private households and were at least 18 years old at the time of the interview. As of 1991, the universe sampled has been extended to cover the former East Germany, and the foreign residents have been included into the samples.
Since several years the German national survey program ALLBUS is conducted in combination with the German part of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). Demography is the statistical study of all Populations. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic population that is one that changes over Demographics or demographic data refers to selected population characteristics as used in government Marketing or opinion research or the Demographic profiles The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP is a collaboration between different nations conducting surveys covering topics which are useful for social science research As in GSS both national surveys can be analysed in a common data set.
Besides, there is another major German data generation program for the collection of panel data called the GSOEP or SOEP (The German Socio-Economic Panel). In Statistics and Econometrics, the term panel data refers to two-dimensional data The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP is a longitudinal panel dataset of the population in Germany. This is similar to the American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).
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ZA (Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung) and ZUMA (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen): German General Social Survey. An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. ALLBUS / GGSS Cumulation 1980 - 2004 (ZA-Study-No 4243), Electronic Codebook, integrated Data File, and Survey Description, Cologne: GESIS.