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The European Social Survey Call for Question Module Design Teams now out!

ESS logoThe ESS is a biennial, academically-driven social survey that charts and explains the interactions between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. The project has completed three rounds, which have covered over 30 nations and employed the most rigorous methodology. A fully-documented multinational dataset is available from the ESS Data Archive. Further information about the ESS is available at

ESS wishes to attract social scientists across Europe who are interested in comparative survey data, to compete for the opportunity to design a new module of up to 50 questions about their chosen topic. New modules may be on topics that have never previously been covered in the ESS, or on topics that have already been covered but where fewer than 60% of questions will be the same.

Applications are invited from multinational teams of three to five subject specialists, based in at least three different ESS countries. Using the application form for new modules available from the ESS website, applicants should make the theoretical and practical case for their intended topic area, and supply their credentials as substantive and survey specialists in that field.

For ease of reference, the Call itself is attached and full details can be found on the ESS website:

Deadline for applications : 6 February 2009 (17.00 GMT).