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Notes on the procedure

General conditions and requirements

  • Provision of the developed items for use and publication in NEPS instruments

  • Documentation of the items in the series → NEPS Survey Paper

  • Publication of analysis results only after release of the NEPS data as Scientific Use File (SUF)

  • Contact person for the implementation period, field time and data preparation

  • Eligible for submission are scientists and scholars who belong to a research institution but are not part of the NEPS network themselves

Selection criteria

  • Innovative, theoretically and/or methodologically grounded question

  • Proof of the scientific quality of the items (written documentation, cognitive pretests if necessary)

  • Thematic fit to the NEPS with added value beyond the existing and individual interests (potential for use)

  • Utilization of the longitudinal design of the NEPS

  • Relevance to science and practice and/or society

  • Potential for comparison/harmonization with other studies

  • Increasing the attractiveness for respondents


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