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ZA1601: General Population Survey of the Social Sciences ALLBUS 1984 (Test-Retest Study)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2004): General Population Survey of the Social Sciences ALLBUS 1984 (Test-Retest Study). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1601 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1601
TitleGeneral Population Survey of the Social Sciences ALLBUS 1984 (Test-Retest Study)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2004)
Date of Collection03.1984 - 08.1984
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Müller, Walter - Universität Mannheim
  • Pappi, Franz U. - Universität Kiel
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. - Universität zu Köln
  • Ziegler, Rolf - Universität München
  • ZUMA, Mannheim


Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseAll persons with German citizenship who at the beginning of the survey were at least 18 years old.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample). From all of the respondents of the ALLBUS study 1984 a subsample of 210 persons was drawn.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 03.1984 - 08.1984

Errata & Versions

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

Further Remarks

NotesThe so-called ´test-retest study´ is an accompanying methods study for the ALLBUS 1984. With a subsample of respondents of the ALLBUS study 1984 two debriefings were undertaken 4 weeks apart. In these debriefings a part of the framework program of the main survey was presented to the respondents in identical form in order to determine the test-retest reliability of survey data. The ALLBUS 1984 is archived under ZA Study No. 1340.
Number of Units: 181
Number of Variables: 438
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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Research Data Centre
    The German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) collects up-to-date data on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany. Every two years since 1980 a representative cross section of the population is surveyed using both constant and variable questions. The ALLBUS data become available to interested parties for research and teaching as soon as they are processed and documented.