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ZA5309: TV Debate Analysis, Survey (GLES 2009)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard; Brettschneider, Frank; Faas, Thorsten; Maier, Jürgen; Maier, Michaela (2011): TV Debate Analysis, Survey (GLES 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5309 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5309
TitleTV Debate Analysis, Survey (GLES 2009)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version2.0.0, 2011-3-18,
Date of Collection13.09.2009 - 12.10.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Brettschneider, Frank - Universität Hohenheim
  • Faas, Thorsten - Universität Mannheim
  • Maier, Jürgen - Universität Koblenz-Landau
  • Maier, Michaela - Universität Koblenz-Landau


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population comprises all persons who were eligible to vote in the German Federal Election 2009.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Availability
  • Non-probability: Quota
The self-recruited participants were selected using a quota plan.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Written survey with standardized questionnaire (second and third wave are postal survey).
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorBrettschneider, Frank; University of Hohenheim Faas, Thorsten; University of Mannheim Maier, Jürgen; University of Koblenz-Landau Maier, Michaela; University of Koblenz-Landau
Date of Collection
  • 13.09.2009 (Wave 1 and 2)
  • 18.09.2009 - 27.09.2009 (Wave 3)
  • 27.09.2009 - 12.10.2009 (Wave 4)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2011-3-18 Pre-Release1.1
1.0.02010-12-16 Pre-Release1.0
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-3-18One ID (44110030) had been allocated twice, causing an erroneous case in one experimental group. The problem is solved.--
2011-3-18Codings of agenda issues (“Agendafragen”), election issues (“Wahlkampfthemen”) and good and bad aspects of chancellor candidates have been added (variables: A25_01, A25_03, A25_05, A25_07, A25_09, A33_01c1, A33_02, A31_pos, A31_neg, A31_neut, A32_pos, A32_neg, A32_neut).--

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 449
Number of Variables: 720
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)
    The German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) is a DFG-funded project which made its debut just prior to the 2009 federal election. GLES is the largest and most ambitious election study held so far in Germany. Although the initial mandate is to examine and analyse the electorate for three consecutive elections, the aspired goal is to integrate the project within GESIS as an institutionalized election study after the federal election of 2017, and hence to make it a permanent study.