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The Student SOM survey

Responsible research principal(s) for data included in the collection


In order to gain knowledge about how students value their education, but also how they view society, the SOM Institute asks questions every autumn to the students at the University of Gothenburg's Faculty of Social Sciences.

Student-SOM has been implemented since 1993 with the main purpose of finding out how students perceive their education and the study social environment at the University of Gothenburg. In addition, the study aims to give a picture of who is studying at the university and why.

Kind of collection


Research area

Higher and further education, Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Leisure, tourism and sport, Energy and natural resources, International politics and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Geographic location

Sweden, Göteborg Municipality


Antoni, R. (2004) Samhällsvetenskapliga fakultetens studentundersökning : Om bakgrund, studier, livsstilar och opinioner bland studenter på samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten 2000-2003. Göteborg: Social Science Faculty. ISSN 0284-4788.
ISSN: 0284-4788

Engelbrecht, S. & Bové, J. (2012) Masterstudent-SOM 2011 (SOM-rapport nr 2012:14) Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, SOM-institutet
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Engelbrecht, S. & Bové, J. (2012) Student-SOM 2011 (SOM-rapport nr 2012:12) Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, SOM-institutet
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Halén, A. (2009) Självvärdering Del 2: frågor om utbildning. Göteborg: Socilogiska institutionen, Göteborgs universitet

Pettersson, M. (2001) Från nittonhundranittiotal till tvåtusental. Work report no. 3. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISSN 0284-4788.
ISSN: 0284-4788