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ZA0129: Residence Experience I, Cologne

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Citation Citation    Silbermann, Alphons (1964): Residence Experience I, Cologne. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0129 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0129
TitleResidence Experience I, Cologne
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1964)
Date of Collection09.1961 - 01.1962
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Silbermann, Alphons - Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln


AbstractSociological investigation about living in a large city. Topics: Detailed information on housing conditions, residence furnishing and use of living space; equipment furnishing and financing of the first residence; current residence furnishing; residence style and dreams about residences in general; possession of durable consumer goods; ties to current place of residence; personal life-style; friendships and social relations; leisure activities and hobbies; reading habits; decision structure in one´s family; earlier voting decisions; sympathy scale for parties; party preference; membership in associations and organizations; self-assessment of social class; class index. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; housing situation; regional origins; possession of durable economic goods; media usage. Interviewer rating: length of interview; number of contact attempts; presence of other persons; interview surroundings; sincerity, social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; type of building; condition and furniture of residence. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Categories Categories
  • Patterns of Consumption
Topics Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 19.2 Housing


Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
UniverseCologne households.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Simple random selection of heads of household. A supplement sample of 58 respondents from Cologne villa quarters is contained in the sample of 425 cases. Interviewed were heads of household or their wives.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorForschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln
Date of Collection
  • 09.1961 - 01.1962

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VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
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Further Remarks

NotesZA Study Nos. 0130 and 0131 were conducted in connection with this study. The questions of studies 0129 and 0130 are identical. Both of these studies served as preliminary investigation for ZA Study No. 0131.
Number of Units: 425
Number of Variables: 956
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Silbermann, Alphons: Vom Wohnen der Deutschen: Eine soziologische Studie über das Wohnerlebnis. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1963
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.: Sozialprestige und soziale Schichtung. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 1961, Sonderheft 5, S. 65 - 103
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