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ZA0164: Herchen Study

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    UNESCO-Institut für Sozialwissenschaft, Köln (1952): Herchen Study. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0164 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0164
TitleHerchen Study
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1952)
Date of Collection1952 - 1952
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • UNESCO-Institut für Sozialwissenschaft, Köln


AbstractMunicipal sociological investigation in Herchen. Topics: Neighborhood contacts; leisure activities; participation on municipal life; local ties and local residency; preferred place to live and work; employment before and after marriage; occupation of siblings, father and siblings of spouse; change of occupation of respondent and his father; attitude to work in a factory; point in time, length and reasons for unemployment; assessment of job security; work satisfaction; length of company employment; originally desired occupation; occupation concepts for children; desired number of children; educational goals; authority structure of family; marriage age and age of spouse; concepts of an ideal spouse; manner of getting to know of spouse; manner and intensity of contact with relatives; understanding of sex roles and attitude to equal rights; political interest; attitude to political questions; reasons for one´s own club membership; significance of clubs and associations; evaluation of club functionaries; shopping habits and growing one´s own food; attitude to saving; assessment of relative social prestige of occupations; personal election participation. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; professional position; employment; size of household; composition of household; housing situation; regional origins; refugee status; possession of assets; Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview; presence of other persons.
Categories Categories
  • Community, Living Environment
Topics Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life


Geographic Coverage
  • Windeck (DE-NW-WNK), Herchen
UniverseAge: 21 and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Simple random selection
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire. The interviews lasted approx. 6 hours and were conducted in several parts. Almost exclusively open questions were posed.
Data CollectorUNESCO-Institut fuer Sozialwissenschaft, Koeln
Date of Collection
  • 1952

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
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 182
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Wurzbacher, Gerhard: Report on Aims, Methods and Present State of a Community Study of the UNESCO-Institute for Social Sciences, Cologne. In: International Sociological Association: Liege Congress 1953, Sect. III, Recent Developments in Sociological Research, Communications Papers Vol II. o. Ort: hektographiert, o. J.
  • Wurzbacher, Gerhard: Das Dorf im Spannungsfeld industrieller Entwicklung: Untersuchung an den 45 Dörfern und Weilern einer westdeutschen ländlichen Gemeinde. Stuttgart: Enke 1954
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