Research projectsSlovakia in Key International Surveys: Twenty Years of Society Transformations
Principal investigator: PhDr. Vladimír Krivý, CSc.
Duration: 1.6.2008 - 31.12.2010
doc. Mgr. Ján Bunčák, CSc.
PhDr. Oľga Gyárfášová, PhD.
PhDr. Magdaléna Piscová, CSc.
Ing. Mgr. Miloslav Bahna
PhDr. Zuzana Kusá, CSc.
prof. PhDr. Ján Sopóci, PhD. (from 2010)
Mgr. Miroslav Tížik, PhD. (till 2009)
Mgr. Roman Džambazovič, PhD.
Project summary: In Slovakia international sociological surveys are carried out less often than in the neighbouring countries. The immediate goal of the projekt is to reduce the shaming Slovakian gap by carrying out several such surveys. In the first "pillar" (the prestigious International Social Survey Programme - ISSP) we plan the Leisure and Sports, Religion, Role of Government and Social Inequality modules. The second "pillar" is a new wave of the European Values Study which is repeated after nine years. The third "pillar" is an international electoral research programme. The representative surveys are to be carried out on a random samples of population while other methodological rules of comparative research have to be respected. Besides these samples we plan as a part of some of the individual surveys to employ also a smaller sample of local elites. Because more of the research themes are realized repeatedly it will be possible to compare Slovakia with other countries (1) spatially, (2) in time, using data from earlier surveys as well as to do a comparison on (3) the opinions, attitudes and behaviour of local elites and the rest of population. All the data files from surveys which are part of the project will be archived on the fly and made accessible in the Slovak Archive of Social Data. The project will lead to producing a synthetic publication handling the transformations of Slovak society within the last twenty years.