Polish National Election Study (PGSW) 2000
The purpose of the studyPolskie Generalne Studium Wyborcze (Polish National Election Study) has a research formula in the field of politics sociology and political sciences. In most of democratic countries there is an institution called National Election Study. Following the decision of Scientific Research Committee (KBN), taken in 1997, Poland joined the group of these countries. Only then was Polish National Election Study (PGSW) set up and it joined international scientific circles. The research tool implemented by PGSW comprises among others of a comparative part; so called CSES module (Comparative Study of Electoral Systems) covering about 50 political systems of the countries of all continents.
Main topics of the study
1) analysis of the social and political awareness of Poles, rendered with an intensified public opinion poll conducted among a big number of participants (questionnaire research);
2) Polish parliamentary elites analysis - both their socio-demographic, as well as - mainly - their attitudes and political views
3) party manifesto research, and
4) so called, political ecology - research of regional political and electoral differences.
Unit of Analysisperson
Type of the sample applied in the Study
Sample based on three-level sampling procedure;
1-st - (so-called) statistical regions (Central Statistical Office regionalization),
2-nd - residence addresses,
3-rd - (in case of more than single-person household) selection of the respondent from multi-member household.
Geographic coverage of the samplePoland
Data collection methods were used for the study"face-to-face" interview
The total number of starting or issued names/addresses and the total number of successfully completed
Substitution or replacement of respondentsnot permitted
Factors considered at construction of the post-stratified weighting factorsex, age, educational level, place of residence, economic activity
Weighting or post-stratification strategy used
The weight consists of the following parameters:
1) sex (2 categories: male and female), age (5 different categories for males and females: males: 18-24, 25-34, 35-49, 50-64 and 65 or more; females: 18-24, 25-34, 35-49, 50-59 and 60 or more), educational level (4 categories: elementary, basic vocational, secondary and higher), place of residence (4 categories: villages, cities 20000 or less, cities 20000-100000, and cities more then 100000 inhabitatnts) and economic activity.
2) Because of the probability of selection inside the household are inversely proportional to the number of adults in the household another procedure was implemented to correct such an uneqall probabilities by weighting the results by the number of adults in the household.
Description of sample designAttached to deposited documentation
Start and end dates of fieldwork
Interviews back-checked (e.g. supervisor checks later whether interview was conducted
Other information about the study
Pattern for data quotation
Data were collected and rendered accessible by the staff of PGSW - Polskie Generalne Studium Wyborcze (Polish National Election Study) affiliated with the Institute of Political Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences. The research of PGSW 2000 (Presidential Elections 2000) was financed with a grant accorded to prof. Krzysztof Jasiewicz of Washington and Lee University by National Council for Eurasian and East European Studies.
Data use restrictionsno restrictions