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Collection Research Data
This collection is used to find research data from the field of psychology, which are provided for subsequent use. The corresponding data documentation documents are indexed. Each data provider has its own way, how data documentation is presented, such as using codebooks in PDF format, publications or metadata catalogs. Therefore, the results are very heterogeneous in PsychSpider. For a better understanding of the search results you will find a brief overview of the data providers and the data documentation indexed:
The Psychological Data Archive PsychData
PsychData is a specialized platform for the archiving, documentation, and sharing of psychological research data. The metadata indexed here provide information on the study, the collection methods, and the research context.
The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)
Since 1984, SOEP has been conducting the most extensive tracking survey of private households and persons in Germany. All questionnaires and fieldwork documents used within the framework of SOEP as well as certain overview documents are indexed.
Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences (FORS)
The metadata information can be searched by theme in the data catalogue. FORS enhances and supports work in the social sciences by conducting survey and methodological research, and by providing researchers with a wealth of information and data for secondary analysis.
Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics (pairfam)
The project 'pairfam' is a representative panel study for analyzing closed relationships and family relations in Germany.
German Youth Institute (DJI)
The German Youth Institute is Germany's largest non-university research institute devoted to the study of children, youth, and families. Data from the major longitudinal studies of the German Youth Institute: Family Survey, Youth Survey and Children's Panel are available. The metadata indexed provide information on the study, survey methods and variable lists.
Research Data Center at the Institute for Educational Progress (IQB)
The Research Data Center at the Institute for Educational Progress IQB provides access to and documentation on the German data sets resulting from large national and international assessment studies, making them available for re- and secondary analyses. Information on the studies, data manuals and codebooks are indexed.
Research Data Centre of the German Ageing Survey (FDZ-DEAS)
The quick introductions for each DEAS wave contain the metadata information. The German Ageing Survey (DEAS) is a nationwide representative cross-sectional and longitudinal survey of the German population aged over 40. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and is hence a unique German database for interdisciplinary research on the living conditions and life courses as well as the subjective perception and scheme of life of ageing and older individuals.
Berlin Aging Study
Information about the Berlin Aging Study (BASE), about research units, samples and methods are indexed. The Berlin Aging Study is a multidisciplinary investigation of old people aged 70 to over 100 years who live in former West Berlin. From 1990 to 1993 their mental and physical health, their psychological functioning, and their social and economic situation were examined. The study has been continued as a longitudinal study.
The Berlin Diary Study (BDS)
The Berlin Diary Study (July 2005-April 2008) is one of the world largest diary studies. It contains data from over 3000 participants on a variety of psychological concepts like personality (Big Five), self esteem and self concept, daily positive and negative affect, social network, personal goals and effort to achieve them, important life domains and additional information like amount of sleep, leisure time or sports activities.
Data Catalogue of GESIS
Psychological studies of the Data Catalogue of GESIS - Leibniz Institute of the Social Sciences are indexed. The Data Catalogue comprises the study descriptions from all archived studies and empirical primary data from survey research, historical social research and texts for content analyses. GESIS is the largest infrastructure institution for the social sciences in Germany.
National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)
Study information, data manuals and codebooks of NEPS-data center are spidered. NEPS collects longitudinal data on the development of competencies, educational processes, educational decisions, and returns to education in formal, nonformal, and informal contexts throughout the life span.