Name:Qualitative Post Test on European Working Conditions Survey
Number:102-Eurofond
Project leader:Mgr. Renata Kyzlinková, Ph.D.
Provider:European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
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Start of project:2005
End of project:0
Project recipient:RILSA
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Description:

In 2005, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions carried out the fourth round of the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) in the EU27 and in two candidate countries (Turkey, Croatia). The survey was also conducted in Norway and Switzerland. In total 30,000 working people were interviewed face-to-face. For the purpose of comparability, the 2005 survey employed the same methodology, using a questionnaire with identical questions as in previous years. Since to carry out an international survey in various countries with different culture and languages is methodologically demanding, the above-mentioned organisation decided to extend the quality assessment of this survey with a qualitative post test focusing on aspects of career and professional development and employment, in addition to methodological issues. Besides improvement to the technical quality of the questionnaire (comprehensibility of questions), the aim of the project consisted in identification of differences among the countries involved and evaluation of the survey capacity in terms of the phenomena examined as well as enhancement of understanding of the findings discovered. In each country 20 qualitative interviews were carried out in 2006 with the respondents who took part in the fourth round of the EWCS in 2005.
The project implementer was a consortium of institutions from the UK, Austria, Finland, Portugal, and the Czech Republic represented by RILSA. Outputs: 1. Czech national report: Qualitative post-test of EWCS 2005. /Dokulilová L., Kyzlinková R., Kroupa A., and Vychová H., unpublished document, available upon request in the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions; 2. Fourth European Working Conditions Survey: Qualitative post-test analysis. / Sutela H., Lehto A-M., Dublin, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2007, 121 pp. available at: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2007/fourth-european-working-conditions-survey-qualitative-post-test-analysis