Much of my work in the last ten years has involved 'secondary analysis' of large datasets. This page contains resources to help you find more archived data for cross-national and UK research.
A biennial survey of attitudes, values and beliefs in between 20 and 30 European countries. Comprises a repeated 'core' of over 100 items, with two 'rotating modules' devoted to a particular topic. The rotating modules varied in length in the early years but are now limited to 30 items. First fielded in 2002, the ESS has now conducted more than 300,000 interviews over the course of six rounds.
The European Values Study started in 1981, when a thousand citizens in the European Member States of that time were interviewed using standardized questionnaires. Every nine years, the survey is repeated in an increasing number of countries. The fourth wave in 2008 covers no less than 47 European countries/regions, from Iceland to Azerbaijan and from Portugal to Norway. In total, about 70,000 people in Europe are interviewed.
Carried out every four years, this unique, pan-European survey examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It looks at a range of issues, such as employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work-life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness, how satisfied they are with their lives, and how they perceive the quality of their societies.
The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. It brings together pre-existing social science projects and coordinates research goals, thereby adding a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective to the individual national studies.