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Building Multi-Source Databases for Comparative Analyses

16-20 December 2019


From December 16 to 20, CONSIRT – Cross-national Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training program ( of The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at PAN are organizing the international event Building Multi-Source Databases for Comparative Analyses. The event comprises two days of conference-style presentations, followed by a three-day workshop. Both the conference and the workshop will be held in Palace Staszic. They are jointly set within the Survey Data Recycling (SDR) Project (NSF 1738502) and the Political Voice and Economic Inequality across Nations and Time (POLINQ) Project (NCN 2016/23/B/HS6/03916).

About the Conference (December 16-17)

The Conference aims to facilitate discussions on methodology of survey data harmonization, and collaboration on a co-edited book on Survey Data Harmonization in the Social Sciences (Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Christof Wolf, Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, and J. Craig Jenkins, co-editors). To garner discipline-specific and interdisciplinary insights on the challenges inherent to harmonization and how these challenges are met, the conference joins contributions from sociology, political science, demography, economics, and health and medicine.


About the Workshop (December 18-20)

The Workshop will highlight theoretical and practical considerations that researchers have when reprocessing cross-national survey data to build multi-source databases for comparative analyses. The Workshop will feature the SDR database ( as a key empirical resource. The SDR database covers more than four million respondents surveyed from 1966-2017 in ca. 140 countries. It contains a set of individual-level measures constructed via ex-post harmonization of data pooled from ca. 3,400 national surveys stemming from 23 major cross-national survey projects, the World Values Survey, the European Social Survey, and the International Social Survey Programme, among others. The SDR database also contains source survey quality and harmonization process metadata stored as control variables in the database and available for analysis.

If you plan to attend the event, please email Prof. Irina Tomescu-Dubrow ( by December 2, 2019Please indicate if you intend to attend the Conference, the Workshop, or both.


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