Silke Schneider

Silke Schneider
GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences | GESIS · Survey Design and Methodology

DPhil

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Introduction
Silke Schneider currently works at the Survey Design and Methodology, GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences. Silke does research in Social Stratification, Quantitative Social Research and Comparative Education. Their current project is 'Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys (CAMCES)'.

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Das Kapitel dient als Einführung in das Thema kultursensitive Befragung bzw. Diagnostik und skizziert grundlegende Aspekte, um dieses Ziel zu erreichen. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf der Gestaltung und der Anwendung von Verfahren im interkulturellen Setting. Als Grundlage zur Gestaltung von Verfahren wird die Erfassung des Migrationshintergrunds, die R...
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General population survey samples increasingly include migrants, following the growth of the migrant population in Germany over recent years (Statistisches Bundesamt 2019). The growing interest in migrants’ experiences of their migration and integration also lead to an increasing number of surveys specifically targeting migrants: For example, the S...
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The integration of immigrant minorities is a major concern for diverse societies–with major implications for the well-being of those affected, social cohesion and group relations, and economic and social progress. In this paper, we give a comprehensive description of long-term migrant integration in Western Europe to investigate theories of migrant...
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All social science (and many other) surveys measure respondents’ educational attainment. However, most of them do it in different ways, resulting in incoherent education variables across surveys. This complicates the cumulation of different datasets and hampers survey data reuse. For cross-national surveys that are designed to be comparative from t...
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Das Kapitel dient als Einführung in das Thema kultursensitive Befragung bzw. Diagnostik und skizziert grundlegende Aspekte, um dieses Ziel zu erreichen. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf der Gestaltung und der Anwendung von Verfahren im interkulturellen Setting. Als Grundlage zur Gestaltung von Verfahren wird die Erfassung des Migrationshintergrunds, die R...
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Socio-cultural and ethnic origin can be a powerful predictor of social attitudes and behaviours but, unlike the situation in the classical countries of immigration such as Australia, Canada and the USA, there is no standard measure in Europe for measuring ethnic background. The paper reports a new measure and classification, developed for the ESS a...
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Background Educational qualifications and literacy skills are highly related. This is not surprising as it is one aim of educational systems to equip individuals with competencies necessary to take part in society. Because of this relationship educational qualifications are often used as a proxy for “human capital”. However, from a theoretical pers...
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Achieving a representative sample is an important goal for every survey. This study asks whether education, a socio-demographic variable covered by virtually every survey of individuals, is a good variable for assessing the representativeness of a realised survey sample. The main condition for this is that education is measured and coded comparably...
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Cultural diversity is an important topic in comparative empirical social science research today. Individuals' socio-cultural and ethnic origins – that are often, but not always, related to their families' migration histories – are a potentially powerful predictor of social attitudes and behaviours. While there are fairly established instruments ava...
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During recent decades, cross-national comparative research in public opinion has grown tremendously, both in quantity and quality. Through the increased availability of various types of international public opinion survey data, many research questions can today be tackled from a comparative point of view. This allows researchers to test the general...
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The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) is a tool for harmonising education-related information. It covers almost all countries in the world and is centrally maintained and documented by UNESCO Institute for Statistics. ISCED is commonly used in official statistics and surveys (e.g. by OECD and Eurostat), but it is also incre...
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The German secondary education system is highly stratified. However, the higher tracks have expanded vastly over the last decades, leading to substantial changes in the distribution of students across the different tracks. Following the German re‐unification, the school structure itself has also changed to some degree. Furthermore, several smaller...
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Educational attainment is a core social background variable covered in each and every survey of individuals. Since educational institutions and qualifications are difficult to compare across countries, cross-national surveys pose a particular challenge to the measurement of educational attainment. This study performs a comparative construct validat...
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Cross-nationally comparable measurement of educational attainment is vital for much comparative social science research. This study shows the effects of harmonising “indigenous” measures of educational attainment into various cross-national education variables using construct validation methods. The education variables are coded from national labou...
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The quality of educational attainment measures lies at the heart of many cross-national micro-sociological research projects and international education statistics. This study aims at validating cross-nationally comparable measures of educational attainment, among which are the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 (ISCED 97), the...
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In EU-SILC education is measured along a simplified version of the ISCED 97-classification. The ISCED version used in the harmonized EU-SILC database distinguishes 6 levels of education. It neglects, however, any distinctions within levels of education according to the sub-dimensions programme orientation and programme destination, which are also a...
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This study focuses on ethnic competition as a contextual explanation of cross-national differences in anti-immigrant prejudice. It contributes to the existing literature by refining the concept of ethnic competition into a socio-economic and a cultural aspect, which is reflected in two different measures of outgroup size. To improve cross-national...
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Find chapters at: http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/publications/books/isced97.html The availability and validity of cross-nationally comparable measures of education-related concepts, especially educational attainment, are an important condition of international statistical reporting on education as well as cross-national social research. The Inte...
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This final chapter puts forward some ideas so as to overcome a number of prob‐ lems raised by the country experts and synthesised in the introductory chapter. These were summarised as 1) difficulties in the application of the ISCED‐97 to ac‐ tual educational qualifications in different countries, 2) a restricted implementation of the ISCED‐97 in cr...
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Educational attainment is a core social background variable covered in each and every single social survey. Cross-national surveys are particularly vulnerable to sub-optimal measurement of education. In this paper, the cross-national measurement of educational attainment is evaluated using data of the European Social Survey (ESS). After discussing...

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Projects (4)
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The target population, namely migrants, is defined, and the associated challenges for the diagnosis of this group are discussed (for example, questionnaires in several language versions). The Handbook of Diagnostic Procedures for Migrants provides available diagnostic procedures for migrant children, youths and adults. It presents procedures from pedagogic-psychological and clinical diagnostics as well as questionnaires and tools that are important for the placement of migrants in the labor market.
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The EqualSoc research program (2005-2010) aims to mobilize and develop research expertise across Europe on economic change, quality of life, social cohesion and equal opportunities. The objectives of the EDUC research group are to investigate the pivotal role of education in shaping individuals’ life chances in contemporary societies and to examine the mechanisms that affect the degree of equality / inequality of educational opportunity in these societies. The research group studies to what extent and how educational chances are unevenly distributed among different social groups and to what extent individual characteristics as gender, generation, social origin, and ethnicity affect the opportunity to reach the various educational levels and degrees offered by contemporary societies.