Conference contribution
Social Science Question Database and Research Tools
COUSTEAUX Anne-Sophie - Centre de données socio-politiques de Sciences Po (Author)
SCHEPLER Xavier - Université d'Angers (UA) (Author)
LESNARD Laurent - Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC) (Author)
Conferance name
The CESSDA Expert Seminar
Conference date(s)
2011-10-20 / 2011-10-20
Conference place
L'Université de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
The Réseau Quetelet, French data archives for social science, has developed a Social Science Question Database and Research Tools that allows users to search for questions (question texts, answer texts, variable labels) across datasets, compare results, and save them. The analysis can be extended to the roots of words or to include stop words. Information on each question include: questions text, categories of answer, location of the variable in the dataset, link to the variables before and after, instructions given to interviewers, text before and after the question, universe of the question, links to questionnaires. Users can store questions and export them (csv or xls). The question database is based on DDI (version 2) and the research module on Apache Solr.// The paper was presented at the CESSDA Expert Seminar, Université de Lausanne, 20 octobre 2011 / 4th conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lausanne, Suisse, 18-22 juillet 2011 / 37th conference of IASSIST, Vancouver, Canada, 30 mai-3 juin 2011 / Conférence NTTS (New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics) organisée par Eurostat, Bruxelles, Belgique, 22-24 février 2011 / Journée du Réseau Quetelet sur les bases de questions, Sciences Po, Paris, 28 janvier 2011