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ZA5866: German Internet Panel, Wave 1 - Core Study (September 2012)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Blom, Annelies G.; Bossert, Dayana; Funke, Frederik; Gebhard, Franziska; Holthausen, Annette; Krieger, Ulrich; SFB 884 ´Political Economy of Reforms´Universität Mannheim (2016): German Internet Panel, Wave 1 - Core Study (September 2012). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5866 Data file Version 2.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12607
Study No.ZA5866
TitleGerman Internet Panel, Wave 1 - Core Study (September 2012)
Current Version2.0.0, 2016-8-23, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12607
Date of Collection01.09.2012 - 30.03.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Blom, Annelies G. - Universität Mannheim
  • Bossert, Dayana - Universität Mannheim
  • Funke, Frederik - Universität Mannheim
  • Gebhard, Franziska - Universität Mannheim
  • Holthausen, Annette - Universität Mannheim
  • Krieger, Ulrich - Universität Mannheim
  • SFB 884 "Political Economy of Reforms" Universität Mannheim

Content

AbstractThe German Internet Panel (GIP) is an infrastructure project. The GIP serves to collect data about individual attitudes and preferences which are relevant for political and economic decision-making processes. Experimental variations in the instruments were used. Topics: Satisfaction scale for selected areas of life (family life, leisure time, financial situation and work); social activity: active or passive membership in selected associations and organisations (sports, music or cultural association, human rights, environment or animal welfare association, charity or aid organisation, religious or church organisation, youth, parents´ or senior citizens´ association, citizens´ initiative, professional association, trade union, political party); voting behaviour in the last Bundestag election; party preference (Sunday question); Split A: self-assessment left-right; left-right-assessment of the parties CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Die Linke, NPD and Piratenpartei (Split B with swapped order of questions); party affiliation and party identification; psychological self-characterisation (Big 5: reserved, trusting, lazy, relaxed, little creative interest, sociable, inclination to criticize others, thorough, nervous, active imagination); financial situation: personal net income; number of people contributing to household income; household net income. Demography: sex; citizenship; year of birth (categorised); highest school leaving certificate; highest professional qualification; place of birth in Germany, other European countries or outside Europe; federal state (respondents born in Germany); marital status; household size; current or former gainful employment; current or former professional position; private Internet use. Additionally coded was: interview date; questionnaire evaluation; overall assessment of the survey.
Categories Categories
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • Income
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 12 Psychology

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseResidents in private households between 16 and 75 years of age
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multistage proportionate stratified random sample (ADM-Random-Route)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München (F2F-recruitment); LINK, Frankfurt (online survey)
Date of Collection
  • 01.09.2012 - 30.03.2013

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2016-8-23 new: private internet usage, citizenship, year of birth (categorised); deleted: age https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12607
1.0.02014-11-19 first archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12107
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Links
Number of Units: 1483
Number of Variables: 98
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • Steinacker, G.; Schmidt, S.; Schneekloth, U. (2012): German Internet Panel (GIP): Stichprobenziehung und Rekrutierung der Teilnehmer. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Feldbericht zur Erhebung 2012
  • Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., & Krieger, U. (2015). Setting Up an Online Panel Representative of the General Population: The German Internet Panel. Field Methods, 27(4), 391–408. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X15574494
  • Blom, A. G., Bosnjak, M., Cornilleau, A., Cousteaux, A. S., Das, M., Douhou, S. & Krieger, U. (2016). A Comparison of Four Probability-Based Online and Mixed-Mode Panels in Europe. Social Science Computer Review, 34(1), 8-25. doi: 10.1177/0894439315574825
  • Blom, A. G., Herzing, J. M. E., Cornesse, C., Sakshaug, J. W., Krieger, U., & Bossert, D. (2017). Does the Recruitment of Offline Households Increase the Sample Representativeness of Probability-Based Online Panels? Evidence From the German Internet Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 35(4), 498–520. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439316651584
  • Herzing, J. M. E., & Blom, A. G. (2019). The Influence of a Person’s Digital Affinity on Unit Nonresponse and Attrition in an Online Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 37(3), 404–424. doi.org/10.1177/0894439318774758
  • Felderer, B., & Blom, A. G. (2019). Acceptance of the automated online collection of geographical information. Sociological Methods & Research, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124119882480
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Groups

Groups
  • German Internet Panel
    The German Internet Panel (GIP) is an infrastructure project. The GIP serves to collect data about individual attitudes and preferences which are relevant for political and economic decision-making processes. The data obtained this way form the empirical basis.
    A cumulative questionnaire documentation (in German) can be downloaded here.