Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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Interviews with large amounts of individuals using a standardized questionnaire and allowing for subsequent statistical analyses on the gathered material are the usual basic ingredients of survey analysis. Two basic types of survey analysis can be distinguished: A first approach is to gather new data within a research project. A second approach is to analyze existing data, because many reputable international databases contain material that has already been gathered. In the OPPORTUNITIES project both approaches are combined. Secondary analysis of different waves of the European Social Survey will be combined with new data within the four OPPORTUNITIES countries (n = 1.500 in each of the four countries, i.e., Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy, resulting in total n = 6.000).

⇢ see also data, data set, data mining

References and further reading:

De Coninck, David, Stefan Mertens, and Leen d’Haenens. 2021. “Cross-Country Comparison of Media Selection and Attitudes Towards Narratives of Migration.” KU Leuven. [Working paper of the OPPORTUNITIES project 101004945 – H2020.]

Gideon, Lior, eds. 2012. Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences. New York, NY: Springer.

Wolf, Christof, Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, and Fu Yang Chi, eds. 2016. The SAGE Handbook of survey Methodology. London et al.: SAGE Publications Ltd. DOI:

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