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MOSAiCH 2015

English title MOSAiCH 2015
Applicant Ernst Stähli Michèle
Number 151002
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution FORS c/o Université de Lausanne
Institution of higher education Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences - FORS
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016
Approved amount 986'037.00
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All Disciplines (6)

Discipline
Sociology
Communication sciences
Political science
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education
Economics
Psychology

Keywords (5)

Social change; Work orientations; Citizenship; General social survey; International comparisons

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
MOSAiCH (Messung und Observation von Sozialen Aspekten in der Schweiz) ist eine Studie, welche die Haltungen und Überzeugungen zu politischen, wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Fragen der Menschen in der Schweiz erfasst. MOSAiCH vereinigt zwei Untersuchungen: die Eurobarometer-Studie in der Schweiz, und die Schweizer Ausgabe der weltweiten Befragung „ISSP“ (auf englisch ‚International Social Survey Programme’). Dieses Projekt deckt für die Sozialforschung äusserst wichtige Themen ab und ermöglicht Vergleiche mit über 40 Ländern. In der 2015 Ausgabe werden die Themen ‚Staatsbürgerschaft‘ und ‚Sinn der Arbeit‘ vertieft.
Lay summary

Die Befragung MOSAiCH(Messung und Observation von Sozialen Aspekten in der Schweiz) beschäftigt sich mit unterschiedlichensozialen Themen, misst Einstellungen und Verhaltender Bevölkerung zu politischen und sozialen Institutionen und erforscht aktuelleThemen wie Umwelt, nationale Identität oder Arbeit. Die Daten ermöglichen aufschlussreiche Vergleicheüber Zeit und Raum.

Seit 2005 mit demNamen MOSAiCH getauft, führt diesesProjekt jedes zweite Jahr die Erhebungen ‚International Social Survey Programme‘(ISSP) und ‚Eurobarometer in der Schweiz‘durch. Befragt werden in einem CAPI Interview jeweils mindestens 1200 Personenaus einer Zufallsstichprobe der gesamten Schweizer Wohnbevölkerung ab 18Jahren. Der Fragebogen beinhaltet einen immer wiederkehrenden soziopolitischenTeil, zwei ISSP Module, ein wellenspezifisches Thema, das aus der Initiativeder Schweizer Forscher stammt sowie einen ausführlichen soziodemographischenTeil. In der 2015 Ausgabe werden wieim 2005 die ISSP Module Staatsbürgerschaftund Sinn der Arbeit aufgenommen. DieUmfrage ist so gestaltet, dass sie sowohl räumlich wie auch zeitlich komparativeAnalysen ermöglicht. Die qualitativ hochstehenden Daten werden frei unter http://fors-nesstar.unil.ch zur Verfügung gestellt, die internationalen ISSP Daten unter http://www.gesis.org/issp.

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Lay Summary (French)

Lead
MOSAiCH (Mesure et Observation Sociologique des Attitudes en Suisse) est une enquête qui s’intéresse aux opinions et comportements de la population suisse concernant des questions politiques, économiques et sociales. MOSAiCH intègre deux études : l’Eurobaromètre en Suisse, et la version suisse du Programme international d’enquête sociale ISSP (International Social Survey Programme - en anglais). Le projet couvre des sujets importants pour la recherche en sciences sociales et permet des comparaisons entre plus de 40 pays dans le monde. Lors de l’édition 2015, les thèmes de la ‘Citoyenneté’ et du ‘Sens du travail’ seront approfondis.
Lay summary

MOSAiCH (Mesure et Observation Sociologique des Attitudesen Suisse) est une enquête qui portesur différents thèmes de société. Elle viseà connaître les attitudes et les comportements de la population suissevis-à-vis des institutions politiques et sociales et s’intéresse à des sujetsd’actualités, comme l’environnement, l’identité nationale, la famille ou le travail.Les données permettent d’observerl’évolution des attitudes et des comportements au cours du temps et de comprendre leur diversité dans le monde.

Appelé MOSAiCH depuis 2005, ce projet réalise tousles deux ans les enquêtes de l’‚International Social Survey Programme‘ (ISSP) et ‚Eurobaromètre en Suisse‘. A chaque édition, au moins 1200 personnestirées d’un échantillon aléatoire de la population résidente dès l’âge de 18ans sont interrogés par une interview en face-à-face. Le questionnairecontient une partie sociopolitique répétée, deux modules ISSP, des questionsissues de l’initiative de chercheurs suisses et une partie sociodémographiquedétaillée. Dans l’édition 2015, tout comme en 2005, serontintégrés les modules ISSP Citoyennetéet Sens du travail. L’enquête estorganisée de sorte à garantir de riches comparaisonsinternationales et temporelles. Les données de très haute qualité sontmises à disposition sur http://fors-nesstar.unil.ch, et les données internationalesISSP sur http://www.gesis.org/issp.

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Lay Summary (English)

Lead
MOSAiCH (Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland) is a repeated cross-sectional survey offering valuable information about attitudes and behaviours of the resident population of Switzerland in a wide range of relevant social topics. The data allow national-level comparisons over time as well as large international comparisons and address researchers, policy makers and other interested people. In the 2015 edition, the topics ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Work Orientations’ will be particularly addressed.
Lay summary

MOSAiCH stands for “Measurement and Observationof Social Attitudes in Switzerland” and is a cross-sectional survey conductedevery two years under this name since 2005. It integrates several internationalrepeated surveys, with Swiss data going back as far as 1987. The data of veryhigh quality offer valuable information about attitudes andbehaviours of the resident population of Switzerland, withstrong analytical power for sociological research. They allow national-level comparisonsover time as well as large international comparisons

Inpractice, every two years a minimum of 1,200 people participate in a 1-hourCAPI face-to-face interview. The questionnaire is structured in five parts:(1+2) At the heart of MOSAiCH stands the International Social Survey Programme(ISSP). This longstanding survey includes today 48 countries all over theworld. As the fieldwork of MOSAiCH takes place every two years, two modules ofthe ISSP are included in each survey. There are currently 12 different modules,regularly repeated for comparisons over time. (3) The socio-demographic part isdesigned to meet the ISSP requirements, and is further elaborated to improvethe analytical power. (4) An additional part of the survey takes over certainrepeated parts of the standard Eurobarometer,adapted to the Swiss context, especially the attitudes toward political and social institutions and issues relatedto the European Union. (5) A last part is open for propositions of Swissscholars, which have to be related to the topics of the fielded survey. For theedition in 2015, the ISSP moduleswill be on the repeated topics “Citizenship(II)” and “Work Orientations (IV)”.The questions for the last part are still to be determined by a call forproposals.

The whole MOSAiCHdataset will be freely available at http://fors-nesstar.unil.ch and the international ISSP data at http://www.gesis.org/issp.

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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
The ISSP 2017 social networks and social resources module
Sapin Marlène, Joye Dominique, Wolf Christof (2020), The ISSP 2017 social networks and social resources module, in International Journal of Sociology, 50(1), 1-25.
Measuring Social Networks and Social Resources: An Exploratory ISSP Survey around the World
JoyeDominique, SapinMarlène, WolfChristof (2019), Measuring Social Networks and Social Resources: An Exploratory ISSP Survey around the World, GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften., Köln.
Incentives as a possible measure to increase response rates
Ernst Stähli Michèle, Joye Dominique (2016), Incentives as a possible measure to increase response rates, in Fu Yang-chih, Joye Dominique, Wolf Christof, Smith Tom. E. C. (ed.), Sage Publications Ltd., London, 425-440.
ISSP 2017 on Social Network and Social Resources: Reasoning report on the source questionnaire
Joye Dominique, Sapin Marlène, Wolf Christof, Bian Yanjie, Andersen Johannes, Carkoglu Ali, Kalaycioglu Ersin, Smith Tom W., Fu Yang-chih (2016), ISSP 2017 on Social Network and Social Resources: Reasoning report on the source questionnaire, ISSP Drafting Group, Lausanne.
La transformation des réseaux personnels des femmes et des hommes durant la transition à la parentalité : Contraction des liens et gestation d’inégalités.
Sapin Marlène, Widmer Eric. D. (2016), La transformation des réseaux personnels des femmes et des hommes durant la transition à la parentalité : Contraction des liens et gestation d’inégalités., in Le Goff Jean-Marie, Levy René (ed.), SEISMO, Zürich, 164-182.
Identifying Pertinent Variables for Nonresponse Follow-Up Surveys. Lessons Learned from 4 Cases in Switzerland
Vandenplas Caroline, Joye Dominique, Ernst Stähli Michèle, Pollien Alexandre (2015), Identifying Pertinent Variables for Nonresponse Follow-Up Surveys. Lessons Learned from 4 Cases in Switzerland, in Survey Research Methods, 9(3), 141-158.
Patterns of contact attempts in surveys
Pollien Alexandre, Joye Dominique (2014), Patterns of contact attempts in surveys, in Blanchard Philippe, Gauthier Jacques-Antoine, Bühlmann Felix (ed.), Springer, Amsterdam, 285-304.

Datasets

MOSAiCH: Befragung zur Staatsbürgerschaft und zum Sinn der Arbeit - 2015 [Dataset]

Author Ernst Stähli, Michèle; Joye, Dominique; Sapin, Marlène; Pollien, Alexandre; Ochsner, Michael; Nisple, Karin; van den Hende, Anthe
Publication date 01.02.2016
Persistent Identifier (PID) https://doi.org/10.23662/FORS-DS-683-3
Repository FORSbase
Abstract
MOSAiCH stands for “Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland” and is a survey conducted under this name since 2005. It integrates several international repeated surveys, with Swiss data going back as far as 1987. In practice, a minimum of 1,200 people answer a 1-hour face-to-face interview, with the survey being conducted every two years. The data offer valuable information about attitudes and behaviours of the resident population of Switzerland, with strong analytical power for sociological research.The questionnaire is structured in five parts: (1+2) At the heart of MOSAiCH stands the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). This longstanding survey includes today 45 countries all over the world. As the fieldwork of MOSAiCH takes place every two years, two modules of the ISSP are included in each survey. There are currently 12 different modules, regularly repeated for comparisons over time. (3) Thesocio-demographic part is designed to meet the ISSP requirements, and is further elaborated to improve the analytical power. (4) An additional part of the survey takes over certain repeated parts of the standard Eurobarometer, adapted to the Swiss context, especially the attitudes toward political and social institutions and issues related to the European Union. (5) A last part is open for propositions of Swissscholars, which have to be related to the topics of the fielded survey.For the edition in 2015, the ISSP modules are on the repeated topics “Citizenship (II)” and “Work orientations (IV)”. The questions for the last part have been determined by a call for proposals. The additional questions in the Face-to-Face questionnaire are related to National identity, gender role and work complexity. The drop-off questionnaire is related to family network.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
International Social Survey Programme ISSP Israel (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) MOSAiCH 2015 Ausgewählte Ergebnisse zu Arbeit, Staatsbürgerschaft und dem politischen Verhältnis zu Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) MOSAiCH 2015 Travail, citoyenneté et relations avec l’Europe : quelques résultats de l’enquête MOSAi Italian-speaking Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) MOSAiCH 2013 Ausgewählte Ergebnisse zu Familie, Politik und Nationaler Identität Italian-speaking Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) MOSAiCH 2013 Sélection de résultats concernant la famille, la politique et l’identité nationale Italian-speaking Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2014

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
139520 MOSAiCH 2013 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
139523 European Social Survey 2012 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
170406 Forschungsinfrastrukturen FORS 01.01.2017 Research Infrastructure
139520 MOSAiCH 2013 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

MOSAiCH stands for “Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland” and is a survey conducted under this name since 2005. It integrates several international repeated surveys, with Swiss data going back as far as 1987. In practice, a minimum of 1,200 people answer a 1-hour face-to-face interview, with the survey being conducted every two years. The data offer valuable information about attitudes and behaviours of the resident population of Switzerland, with strong analytical power for sociological research. The questionnaire is structured in five parts: (1+2) At the heart of MOSAiCH stands the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). This longstanding survey includes today 48 countries all over the world. As the fieldwork of MOSAiCH takes place every two years, two modules of the ISSP are included in each survey. There are currently 12 different modules, regularly repeated for comparisons over time. (3) The socio-demographic part is designed to meet the ISSP requirements, and is further elaborated to improve the analytical power. (4) An additional part of the survey takes over certain repeated parts of the standard Eurobarometer, adapted to the Swiss context, especially the attitudes toward political and social institutions and issues related to the European Union. (5) A last part is open for propositions of Swiss scholars, which have to be related to the topics of the fielded survey. For the edition in 2015, the ISSP modules will be on the repeated topics “Citizenship (II)” and “Work Orientations (IV)”. The questions for the last part are still to be determined by a call for proposals. The present application aims to ensure continued accomplishment of this important Swiss and international project. The grant contributes to producing a valuable national-level data for comparisons over time and countries. The demanding methodological specifications applied to the Swiss design of this survey, the longstanding collaboration with international experts within the ISSP, and the continued financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation have consistently made it possible to provide data of very high quality to researchers, policy makers, and other interested people. The project's scientific quality and popularity guarantee the wide use of the produced MOSAiCH-ISSP data, as confirmed by the dissemination statistics.
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