This is a call for papers for a special issue of Quality & Quantity, “Cross-national Survey Data Harmonization”
Ilona Wysmułek, Polish Academy of
Joonghyun Kwak, The Ohio State
Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Polish Academy
of Sciences and The Ohio State University, email@example.com
The journal Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology invites contributions to a special issue devoted to ex-post harmonization of cross-national social science survey data. To broaden the scope of comparative survey research and to increase the effective use of extant survey projects, for the last few decades social scientists have been building multi-country multi-year datasets that combine respondents’ answers from survey sources that were not specifically designed to be comparable. This type of data reprocessing, referred to as ex-post cross-national survey data harmonization, involves the synthesis of survey methods and statistical techniques with substantive theories developed by the social sciences. The interest in ex-post survey data harmonization grows together with the wealth of extant publicly available data sources and impressive advances in computer science that allow scholars to test substantive theories.
special issue we seek substantive and methodological papers that focus on the
following three main topics:
(a) methodological contributions to harmonization
(b) variability in the quality of cross-national
survey data used for ex-post harmonization;
(c) substantive analyses on democracy and political
trust, social inequalities, social capital, health and well-being, and
intersectionality, using survey data harmonized ex-post.
The deadline for
submission of a full paper is December 2,
To submit a paper, please prepare
the manuscript according to the Q&Q
journal rules and upload it via
the online editorial manager system (editorialmanager.com/ququ/default.aspx). In addition, please send the basic information about your submission
including the title of the paper, names and affiliations of all authors and abstract
to Ilona Wysmułek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
received for this Special Issue will be subject to the usual
procedure of double anonymous review and to the guest editors’ review. An invitation to submit a paper to this Special Issue
does not imply automatic acceptance for publication.
Some submissions are likely to be rejected.