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» CESSDA Topic Classification
» Analysis unit
» Mode of collection
» Sampling procedure
» Time method
» Type of Instrument
» Field of study

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CESSDA Topic Classification

The topic classification of CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives..

The classification and its translations are available at CESSDA Vocabulary Service: CESSDA Topic Classification.

Analysis unit

Describes the entity being analyzed in the study or in the variable. Based on the vocabulary developed by the DDI Alliance: DDI Controlled Vocabulary for Analysis Unit. The terms 'Family: Household family' and 'Housing Unit' are not used at FSD.

The classification and its translations are available at CESSDA Vocabulary Service: DDI Alliance Controlled Vocabulary for Analysis Unit.

Mode of collection

The primary procedure, technique, or mode of inquiry used to attain the data. If the data are based on existing data, the procedure or technique used to form the new data is listed. As specific a term as possible should always be used. If more than one mode of collection was used, all of them should be listed. The vocabulary is based on the vocabulary developed by the DDI Alliance: DDI Controlled Vocabulary for Mode Of Collection.

The classification and its translations are available at CESSDA Vocabulary Service: DDI Alliance Controlled Vocabulary for Mode of Collection.

Sampling procedure

A typology of sampling methods used in data collection. If more than one sampling procedure was used in collecting different parts of the data, all of them should be listed. This vocabulary is based on the vocabulary developed by the DDI Alliance: DDI Controlled Vocabulary for Sampling Procedure.

The classification and its translations are available at CESSDA Vocabulary Service: DDI Alliance Controlled Vocabulary for Sampling Procedure.

Time method

Describes the time dimension of the data collection. Based on the vocabulary developed by the DDI Alliance: DDI Controlled Vocabulary for Time Method.

The classification and its translations are available at CESSDA Vocabulary Service: DDI Alliance Controlled Vocabulary for Time Method.

Type of Instrument

A typology of data collection instruments, guides or plans. Based on the vocabulary developed by the DDI Alliance: DDI Controlled Vocabulary for Type of Instrument.

The classification and its translations are available at CESSDA Vocabulary Service: DDI Alliance Controlled Vocabulary for Type of Instrument.

Field of study

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture Classification of the fields of study used in research data collection by higher education institutions.

The field of study classification by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture is available in full at Finto, Finnish Thesaurus and Ontology Service. Only the broadest level terms are used at FSD.

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updated 2018-09-10