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Action Think Tank
Third Micro-data Think Tank Meeting:
"Integrating the Micro-Data Base of the True European Voter"
Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, 17-20 February, 2013
The main objective of the Third Micro data Think Tank meeting is to optimize the process of the data harmonization and its restructuring and integration. At this meeting the TEV team in Mannheim will reintroduce the basic philosophy and the procedures involved, but also will help the national TEV teams to speed up the data harmonization and structuring in their country.
The group of participants will be composed of early stage researchers of the True European Voter COST Action IS0806 who have prominent roles in the data integration. They will have the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced scholars of the Action on the process of the data integration.
Second Think Tank Meeting:
Integrating the Micro-Data Base of the True European Voter - Milan, Italy 13-16 December 2010
First Think Tank meeting:
"Integrating the Micro‐Data Base of the True European Voter", MZES (Mannheim), 16-21 May 2010
The first Think Tank Meeting of the COST Action IS0806 “The True European Voter” on
‘”Integrating the Micro-Data Base of the True European Voter” was organised and chaired by Hermann Schmitt, at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany from 16-21 May 2010.
This was an important step towards the creation of the Micro-Data Base of the True
European Voter. It offered an intensive 4-day opportunity for the early stage researchers involved in the Action to work with some of the most experienced scholars of the Action on the integration of the various National Election Studies and at the same time to update and extend their analytical and substantive expertise in the field of comparative electoral studies.
The Think Tank group was composed by participants from 19 COST-countries,namely, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Aims of the First Think Tank Meeting:
The main aims of the First Think Tank Meeting of the Action were twofold. On one hand, it constituted the focal point of the compilation of inventories of National Election Studies (NES) survey data: young scholars reported on their countries national election study programme and the survey questions that have been asked in the different studies which often dating over back several decades. On the other hand, and equally important, the Think Tank discussed and identified a strategy for data harmonization and integration. This latter objective of the meeting provides the basis for the subsequent data preparation efforts that will be done in the participating countries in the months following the first Think Tank in